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Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

Dispersal of Radioactive Material by Aircraft - Illustration
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                        Dispersal of radioactive material by aircraft Replay animation


Dispersal Methods
  • Passive or active dispersion of unsealed radioactive sources, e.g., deposit in soil or water, drop from airborne device
  • Radioactive sources can be solid, aerosol, gas, or liquid
  • Contamination of people may occur via air, water, soil, or food