Navigation Links
Emergency response and nanotechnology
Date:7/14/2008

Learning from Past Emergency Response

In a special session running all day Wednesday, presenters will share lessons learned during past incidents involving emergency evacuations, including some involving radiation releases, and the ensuing emergency response (some involving radiation). Presenters use these lessons to model future event responses. One such paper ("Assessment of Emergency Response Planning and Implementation in the Aftermath of Major Natural Disasters and Technological Accidents", Patricia Milligan, pxm@nrc.gov) highlights what has been learned about emergency evacuations: "An important countermeasure in all radiological emergency response plans in the United States is the evacuation of the population in the event of a general emergency condition at a nuclear power plant. In January 2005, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its landmark report, "Identification and Analysis of Factors Affecting Emergency Evacuations" (NUREG/CR 6864/), which remains the most comprehensive investigation of public evacuations in the United States in more than 15 years. Data was collected for 230 evacuation incidents, occurring between January 1, 1990 and June 30, 2003. Detailed case studies were prepared for a subset of 50 incidents that were selected based on a profiling and ranking scheme designed to identify evacuation incidents of sufficient complexity to challenge the local and regional emergency response capabilities.

Other highlights in emergency response session:

  • Evacuation or shelter-in-place (Wednesday, 8:45 a.m.)
  • Effectively using measures to mitigate the health effects of radiation exposure (Thursday, 8:45 a.m.)
  • Current capabilities versus what may be needed in a response effort (Wednesday, 9:45 a.m.)
  • Protection of life and property after a radiological dispersal device is activated (Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.)

The Future of Nanotechnology <
'/>"/>

Contact: Kelly Classic
media@hps.org
507-254-8444
Health Physics Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NASA responds to California wildfire emergency imaging request
2. Doctors may be giving the wrong dosage of adrenaline in an emergency because of labelling
3. Triage study challenges notions of emergency medical response to disaster
4. Mitochondrial cholesterol makes response to chemotherapy difficult in hepatic cancer
5. Herceptin and chemo improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer
6. Yale scientists create artificial cells that boost the immune response to cancer
7. Positron emission tomography superior to standard evaluation tools in measuring treatment response
8. Nonlinear ecosystem response points to environmental solutions
9. Scientists discover a new player in innate immune response
10. Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity
11. 2 genes are important key to regulating immune response
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... fire started near the City of Entiat on Tuesday, ... the fire quickly grew to over 1,000 acres by ... fire is under investigation by the Washington Department of ... existing local resources in developing fire control strategies and ... Washington State Department of Natural Resources, (WA DNR), Bureau ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... a new professorship in tissue engineering to promote ... Engineering and the Marine Biological Laboratory, supported by ... Eugene Bell Foundation., The Eugene Bell Professorship in ... Molecular Engineering. That endowed chair holder also will ... Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... TRAP" to capture the early signs of kidney failure, ... Journal of Clinical Investigation . Their new transgenic ... cellular and genetic information from a variety of solid ... for Medical Research in 2008, TRAP involves attaching a ... the cell type of interest. Scientists can then collect ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New professorship in tissue engineering links molecular engineering, marine biology 2
... 9, 2012) In a study to be presented today ... Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that ... rupture of membranes between the 34th and 37th week of ... risk of infection or respiratory problems in the newborn. ...
... Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to ... enable better treatment of neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia ... brain, said Dr. Lin Mei, Director of the Institute ... University. , During development, neurons in the spinal cord ...
... in rice grains conducted by researchers at the RIKEN ... 131 rice metabolites and clarified the genetic and environmental ... natural way to bioengineer improved rice grain varieties by ... value of crops. As one of the most ...
Cached Biology News:Study indicates that induced labor may not lower risk of infection or respiratory problems in newborns 2Unusual alliances enable movement 2New study sheds light on genetics of rice metabolism 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... patient registry platform, announced that three PatientCrossroads-based ... dystrophies; the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome International Registry; and ... Syndrome—have been awarded contracts by the Patient-Centered ... the creation of a new health data ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- , Not for release, publication or distribution ... jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of ... ("Shire" or the "Company") (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ... has held a meeting with representatives of AbbVie. ... agreement or approval of AbbVie. A further update ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Researchers have ... three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, ... small structures like neurons and synapses using the ... unique technology makes 3D imaging studies orders of ... at an unprecedented level across many areas of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Understanding the ... channel-expressing cell lines, and the gap that currently exists ... that expand its industry-leading portfolio of validated ion channel ... ion channel-expressing cell lines, as ion channels control many ... control this activity creates the potential to treat a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PatientCrossroads Fuels Development of New National Clinical Research Network 2PatientCrossroads Fuels Development of New National Clinical Research Network 3Shire plc - Statement re: Media Speculation 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 3Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3
... United,Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) announced today ... results before market open on,Thursday, October 30, 2008., ... on Thursday,October 30, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern ... international callers dialing,1-706-679-8129. A rebroadcast of the teleconference ...
... Oct. 23 SuperGen, Inc.,(Nasdaq: SUPG ... discovery and,development of novel cancer therapies, today ... and four additional posters, at the 20th,EORTC-NCI-AACR ... in,Geneva, Switzerland. MP-470, an orally bio-available multi-targeted,tyrosine ...
... 2008) -- A study seeking possible cancer genes elucidated the ... form of lung cancer lung adenocarcinoma and could ... the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center that ... National Human Genome Research Institute. , In the report ...
Cached Biology Technology:SuperGen's MP-470 Demonstrates Clinical Tumor Regression When Combined with Standard of Care Chemotherapy 2SuperGen's MP-470 Demonstrates Clinical Tumor Regression When Combined with Standard of Care Chemotherapy 3SuperGen's MP-470 Demonstrates Clinical Tumor Regression When Combined with Standard of Care Chemotherapy 4Unraveling the genetic picture of lung cancer 2
... in an easy-to-use benchtop package. Our ... (ESI-oa-TOF) concentrates the performance of a ... fits on your bench. The microTOFLC ... FWHM and mass accuracy of better ...
... IndicationIncludes all the features of Tracker, plus software ... for a user defined period of time in ... a family of instruments all built around a ... and that can track two fields at once ...
... features of Tracker, plus software to note when ... provide a food reward.The Spatial Behavior line is ... video camera, frame grabber, and feature extraction software ... and up to 6 moving animals. Software ...
... Tracker, plus software to note when an animal ... arena, and trigger a penaltyThe Spatial Behavior line ... a video camera, frame grabber, and feature extraction ... once and up to 6 moving animals. ...
Biology Products: