"Terrorist Threat and Consequence Management in Radiological Security,"
Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12-16 July 2015.
Health physicists can be essential contributors to risk
reduction at nuclear and radiological facilities, and for materials
in transport. Essential to establishing an appropriate nuclear
security regime is understanding the threats to security from
non-state actors, the possible consequences from a lapse in
security, and the elements of response and consequence management
during and after a nuclear or radiological security event. This PEP
discusses the concepts of nuclear terrorism (who, what, where, when
and why), elements of facility border and source security and
consequence management at the local, state and national level. The
PEP ends with a group-based tabletop exercise (TTX). At the end of
the PEP, the participant should have a broad understanding of
radiological terrorism, response and consequence management, and
should be able to conceptualize the roles of the health physicist
in these important areas of nuclear and radiological security.
Participants are highly encouraged to consider enrollment in
Sessions 2-F and 3-F as well. The three sessions combined will
provide the participant a well-rounded view of nuclear and
radiological security in today's environment.