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DOE/NNSA Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) Capabilities Overview Hans Oldewage Training and Outreach Coordinator RAP Region 4 (505) 845-7728.

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1 DOE/NNSA Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) Capabilities Overview Hans Oldewage Training and Outreach Coordinator RAP Region 4 (505)

2 DOE/NNSA Mission 2 Ensure capabilities are in place to provide an appropriate response to nuclear or radiological emergencies within the United States or abroad.

3 DOE/NNSA Emergency Response Assets 3 Expert technical advice from the DOE/NNSA complex in response to: o Nuclear weapon accidents and incidents o Possible acts of nuclear terrorism o Lost or stolen radioactive materials o Radiological accidents Provide access to expertise in nuclear weapons design, nuclear/radiological materials characterization, and radiological detection and characterization Deployable capabilities, configured for a rapid response to any nuclear/radiological accident or incident

4 Office of Emergency Operations 4 Federal Radiological Monitoring Assessment Center Nuclear / Radiological Advisory Team Search Response Team Joint Technical Operations Team Accident Response Group Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site Radiological Assistance Program Aerial Measuring System National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center RAP JTOT NRAT AMS SRT FRMAC REAC/TS ARG Emergency Response Officer Nuclear Incident Team CRISIS CONSEQUENCE NARAC NRAT

5 Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) Mission Provide first-responder radiological assistance to protect the health and safety of the general public and the environment. Assist other Federal, State, Tribal and local agencies in the detection, identification and analysis, and response to events involving the use of radiological/nuclear material. 5

6 Radiological Assistance Program RAP is organized on a regional basis to foster a timely response capability and coordination between DOE and other Federal, State, tribal, and local emergency response elements: Eight geographical DOE regions plus a National Capitol Region Each DOE region is managed by a Regional Response Coordinator (RRC) 6

7 DOE Regional Map and Coordinating Offices U.S. Virgin Islands (0)NCR

8 RAP Team Configuration Each region has a minimum of 3 teams RAP teams consist of trained employees from DOE and DOE contractors/facilities Each team consists of 8 members; one Team Leader, one Team Captain, one Senior Scientist, and five Health Physics Survey/Support personnel Additional personnel are available, such as Public Information Officers, industrial hygienists, transportation specialists, logistics support, etc. 8

9 RAP Team Response Fully mobilized within 2 hours of notification On-scene arrival within 6 hours of notification Deployment by dedicated response vehicles, charter air service, or commercial air 9

10 RAP Team Capabilities Detection and identification of radioactive materials Monitoring to characterize the radiation environment Assessment and evaluation (hazards and risks) Mitigative advice/consultation ‘Hot Line’ support; personnel for monitoring, decon, and material recovery Public Information support 10

11 Standard Response Equipment PPE (gloves, booties, respirators, coveralls, dosimetry, etc.) Communications and Logistics gear (hand- held radios, GPS, cell phones, satellite phones, lap tops, etc.) 11

12 Alpha Detection Beta Detection 12 Standard Response Equipment

13 Gamma Detection Neutron Detection 13 Standard Response Equipment

14 Gamma spectroscopy systems (NaI and HPGe) Air samplers (high and low volume) 14

15 Radionuclide Identification 15 Most “Room Temperature” Units do NOT have the Resolution to Identify Many Complicated Isotopes Room temperature (NaI) Spectrum Liquid Nitrogen Cooled (HPGe) Spectrum

16 16 DOE Triage System The DOE Triage System provides rapid scientific evaluation to any responder Provides reach-back capability to tap into National Laboratory gamma spectroscopy scientists Possible “trip-wire” for other assets Initiate by calling: Send data to:

17 17 24 Hour HQ Emergency Response Officer RAP Contact Information

18 RAP Region 4 Contact Information 24 Hour Region 4 Contact (Transportation Emergency Control Center): RAP Region 4 RRC (FED): Kent Gray Office: (505) Cell: (505) RAP Region 4 CRC (Sandia Labs): Richard Stump Office:(505) Cell:(505)

19 Mobile Deployable Detection Unit (MDDU) Overview

20 Mobile Detection Deployment Program Mission Expand National programs to bridge infrastructure gaps in preventive rad/nuc detection capabilities during heightened alert states, intelligent driven events, high risk events NSSEs and SEAR1-4. Provide equipment and training for force multiplication to these events. DNDO Funded, DOE First Responder managed and executed. 20

21 ent Equipment Mobile o o Radiation Solutions Incorporated (RSI) – 701 (3 or 5 each) Backpack o o Thermo Packeye (11 or 22 each) Handheld RIID o o Thermo IdentiFinder (4 or 8 each) o o Ortec Detective DX (2 or 4 each) PRDs o o Mini Rad-D (24 or 48 each) 21

22 ID PRDs o o Thermo Interceptor (11 or 22 each) Computer system/wireless connectivity o o Toughbooks (3 or 5 each) Handheld Radios o o Motorola XTS 5000 (12 or 16 each) 22 ent Equipment

23 23 Equipment

24 Requesting the MDDU Any civil authority, Federal, State, Local or Tribal, may make a request for the MDDU to the regional RAP team. o o The RAP team elevates the request to DOE/NA-42. o o The decision to authorize the use of MDDU assets is then made by DNDO and NA

25 25 Rapidly deployable response for nuclear terrorism incident resolution Includes locating, access, diagnostics, render safe or destruction, containment and effects, and transportation preparation capabilities Home team available at LANL, SNL, LLNL Joint Technical Operations Team (JTOT)

26 26 NARAC Real-time computer predictions for atmospheric transport and dispersion of radioactive materials Computer model calculations based on: o Real-time weather data o Terrain database o 3-D transport and diffusion model NARAC products: o Ground deposition plots o Instantaneous and time-integrated dose o Airborne concentrations (National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center)

27 27 Response timeline for initial plots: o 5-10 minutes for NARAC supported sites o 1 hour for non-supported sites NARAC products provide information to Decision Makers to: o assess dose and surface contamination downwind o deploy field teams o plan for AMS surveys o develop protective action recommendations NARAC (National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center)

28 28 Radiological detectors mountable in helicopters and fixed wing aircraft Provides search capability and radiation mapping over large areas around an accident or incident scene Aerial Measuring System

29 29 Provides the operational framework for coordinating all federal off-site radiological monitoring and assessment activities in support of the Lead Federal Agency and affected States Coordinates and provides quality controlled data and interpretations in an understandable format Multi-agency center initially managed by DOE Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center

30 Mission Provide early data assessment resources o o Function as conduit for data products such as NARAC predictive maps o o Interpret early radiological measurements o o Collect radiological data Provide a platform for collection of situational awareness information and to define objectives Provide technical guidance for worker and public protection Provide logistical support for deployed teams Activate thru HQ ERO RAPTER Consequence Management Home Team

31 31 REAC/TS Provides 24-hour medical consultation or direct advice on health issues associated with radiation accidents Provides a deployable team of health professionals or provides patient care at REAC/TS Designated as a WHOCollaboration Center for Radiation Emergency Assistance Provides DTPA and Prussian Blue for treatment of internal contamination Provides training programs for health professionals (Radiological Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site)

32 32 Technical response for accidents or significant incidents involving U.S. nuclear weapons in DoD or DOE custody Composed of nuclear scientists, engineers, and weapons designers capable of covering all weapons in the US inventory Deploys via commercial or military air using a time-phase approach Accident Response Group

33 33 Uses highly specialized equipment and personnel to provide advice to DoD Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams for: o collection and identification of components o weapons safing and recovery o packaging damaged weapons o transportation, storage and disposal of damaged weapons Accident Response Group

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