Presentation on theme: "TEAM RESPONSE TO POSSIBLE WMD INCIDENT Sr-90 INCIDENT KENNETH CITY, FL JULY 2002."— Presentation transcript:
TEAM RESPONSE TO POSSIBLE WMD INCIDENT Sr-90 INCIDENT KENNETH CITY, FL JULY 2002
RAY DIELMAN FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER TAMPA INSPECTION OFFICE
INITIATING EVENTS June 27, 2002 U. S. Customs Service, Miami Package from Thailand to Tennessee July 9, 2002 U.S. Customs Service, Miami Package from Thailand to Kenneth City FBI, FDLE notified BRC responded Package contained RAM Confirmed to be Sr-90
MATERIAL IN PACKAGE
TAMPAS RESPONSE July BRC and FBI visit home in Kenneth City FBI searched premises for bad guys and interviewed residents Surveyed FBI personnel and residents BRC performed initial radiation safety survey of premises
CONTACTS MADE DOH Lawyer BRC Management Pinellas County Health Department Kenneth City Police Chief
FLORIDA STATUTES Inspection :The right to enter any public or private property Emergency Orders: Issue an emergency order without a hearing Impounding Sources of Radiation (5) Law Enforcements Duty to Assist
COULD BE ANYONES HOME?
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS Second residence Local Pool Hall No contamination was found at either location.
DENNIS MITCHELL FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST TAMPA INSPECTION OFFICE
CONTAMINATION FOUND Throw rugs, carpet, door mats Chair Bedding Dice and other gambling devices Auto touch-up paint and brushes Floor tiles
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL STORAGE
EMERGENCY ORDERS QUARANTINE 7/12/02 Signed by the Director of Pinellas County Health Department Posted on door NEW CONSENT TO QUARANTINE 7/19/02 Signed by property owner Gave right to change locks
SECURITY Break in on 7/14/03: found to be residents getting diapers and baby formula Kenneth City Police Department unable to provide 24/7 surveillance 7/15/02 Met with residents to ensure they understood the need to stay out Surveyed additional clothing and baby supplies prior to releasing them to the residents 7/18/02 returned to take samples found door unlocked again.
CARE OF RESIDENTS Discussion of potential hazards Whole body surveys Survey of food and food prep areas Urine samples taken No positive results in any test Sr-90 urine samples should be done with in 4days of exposure
Mitigation 7/23/02 HSERE (environmental lab) personnel and Tampa inspector began clean-up Removed Radioactive materials Surveyed home Called the Pinellas Health Department to release emergency order
HOT AND HUMID WORK
KITCHEN FOOR TILE
HELPING OTHERS Interviews with an informer led to the recovery of contaminated dice in GA. Thailand Police arrested three people involved fined them 10,000 bhat!!!! $ in U.S. money
LESSONS LEARNED Interagency cooperation Need for logistic support Need for improved communications Need for specialized instrumentation Roles can change during an incident
CHARLES ADAMS FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER ORLANDO ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION CONTROL OFFICE