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1 Missouri’s Response Radiation Emergency Callaway/Cooper Nuclear Plants Keith Henke Radiological Response Coordinator Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology

2 Who are we? The DHSS Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) is made up mostly of DHSS volunteers to be used in a supporting role to local authorities during a radiological emergency. –20 + members –Cross trained in Radiological emergency response –24 hour operations (RSMo ) requires DHSS to respond to all radiation emergencies.

3 Response Equipment Radiation Detection Equipment –Rate meters (Ludlum 2241, 14c, 3 and Canberra) Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron –Gamma Spec. (Thermo Identifinder, BNC,) –Portal Monitors (SAIC PPM 2000 and ThermoElectron) –Air sampling (Radeeco H-810DC) Particulate and Iodine –Dosimetry (Electronic and SRD’s)

4 RERT Vehicles Three Emergency Response Vehicles –Kenwood VHF radios –MSV satellite radios –Cell phones –Fully equipped for sampling and storage

5 Callaway Plant near Reform, Mo Cooper Nuclear Plant near Brownville, Ne

6 Federal Guidance EPA Manual of Protective Action Guides 1992 FDA Food PAGS 1998 NRC Guidance FEMA NUREG 0654

7 Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) 10 mile

8 Ingestion Planning Zone 50 mile

9 Emergency Classifications and Emergency Action Levels (EAL) Emergency Classifications –Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE), Alert, Site Area Emergency or General Emergency. EAL’s –Based on 4 conditions…Radiological, Hazard, System Malfunction or Fission Product Barrier –is a pre-determined, site-specific, observable threshold for a plant condition that places the plant in an emergency classification –Cooper…NOUE based on HU1.5 River level 899’

10 Protective Action Guide (PAG) and Protection Action Recommendations (PAR) PAG - Dose avoidance measure. It’s a projected dose to a defined individual from a release of radioactive material, which warrants a specific protective action to reduce or avoid that dose. PAR- action recommended by the state when taken avoids most of the exposure to radiation that would occur from inhalation, direct exposure, or future ingestion of radioactive material from contaminated foods Protective Actions - Evacuation or sheltering of the public, access control to an area, KI for emergency workers, agricultural embargoes

11 Preventative PARS These primarily deal with the Forage/Cow/Milk/Person pathway Preventative PARS include –the transfer of dairy animals from fresh forage to uncontaminated stored feed and covered H 2 O sources, –Temporary embargo on taking livestock to market / harvesting of crops until adequate environmental sampling has been accomplished.

12 12 DHSS Response Alert – Team is formed consisting of a forward command team, two Field teams, and public information – Teams are briefed on situation, ER packets issued, equipment is inventoried and checked, communication are checked, teams are deployed to EOF, standby locations, JIC Site Area EOF team monitors release and projects doses based on release information. Preventative PARS made FT’s are maneuvered by FTC to intercept plume for sampling… with considerations Preventative PARS made to SEMA released by Joint Public Information Center (JPIC)

13 DHSS Response General Emergency –EOF team monitors plant conditions and release and projects doses based on release information. –FT’s are maneuvered by FTC to intercept plume for sampling… with considerations FTC/support tracks doses –PARS made to SEMA Regardless of projected dose –Automatic PARS made to the public –PARS released over EAS and through JIC

14 RERT Goal To provide a response to radiological health threats that is: –Prompt (1-4 hours) –Coordinated (Integrate with IC) –Efficient (Bring our own equipment) –Appropriate (May be a phone call) We will Assess, Advise, Assist So as to protect the health and safety of Missouri citizens

15 So…When it’s all over…

16 Missouri’s Response Radiation Emergency Callaway/Cooper Nuclear Plants THANKS


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