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Main Title Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP) Interim Clearance Strategy for Environments Contaminated with Cesium-137.
Author R. Connell
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2012
Stock Number ADA579474
Additional Subjects Contamination ; Decontamination ; Detonations ; Recovery ; Risk analysis ; Crisis management ; Debris ; Decision making ; Disasters ; Environments ; Infrastructure ; Management ; Radiology ; Resilience ; Safety ; Terrorism ; Urban areas ; Cesium-137 ; Warrp(Wide area recovery and resiliency program) ; Rdd(Radiation dispersal device)
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NTIS  ADA579474 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/17/2014
Collation 13p
This paper reflects an approach for state and local recovery managers to define the radiological clearance levels to be implemented following a terrorist detonation of a Cs-137 Radiation Dispersal Device (RDD). These clearance levels address public health and safety, debris management, business, agriculture, and environmental concerns. These values help the affected community define clearance goals, so the physical, social, political, cultural, and economic infrastructure of that community can be expeditiously recovered. The range of values is consistent with accepted risk assessment processes that bridge dose-and-risk criteria. The process described in this paper is designed to support a recovery timeframe goal of twelve to eighteen months. Critical infrastructure and other essential portions of the city, as designated by the decision makers and community, may be restored in a shorter time frame. For less inhabited or non-critical areas, the time frame may be longer. Because recovery is both time and budget sensitive, it is imperative that the community address these values, and have agreement, before a disaster strikes. A key principle is the inclusion of multiple stakeholders and the general public. Pre-event clearance level concurrence is key to a community's resiliency and speedy recovery.