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Radiological and Nuclear Incidents 

Radiological and Nuclear Incidents
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Radiological and Nuclear Incidents
Author(s):

Ian Greaves

and Paul Hunt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199238088.003.0010
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date: 09 December 2021

Chapter 10 covers information on definitions and types of radiological incident, radiation units, classification of radiation and nuclear incidents, basic radiation physics, stochastic and deterministic effects of radiation, types of device, acute effects of a nuclear explosion (detonation), managing an incident, radiological triage, radiation and the body, management of acute radiation syndrome, chronic effects, planning the response to a nuclear or radiation incident, planning at civilian sites, principles of radiation protection, civil nuclear constabulary, emergency exposures, the police response, RADSAFE, the site operator, fire and rescue services response, role of local authorities and Public Health England, national arrangements, radiation monitoring units, the Government Decontamination Service, central government response, dealing with the media, recovery, nuclear incidents overseas, and RIMNET.

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