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Radiation Incidents: Multimedia Library

Discovering an Incident

Discovering an event
Discovering an incident. How do you know? (Chart)
Identify types of radiation event
Identify types of radiation incidents (Chart)

Characterize Incident Severity

INES
International Nuclear & Radiological Event Scale (Chart)

Timeline of an Incident

Incident's phases or timelines
Incident's phases or timelines (Illustration)
Recovery continuum timelines and tasks
Recovery continuum timelines and tasks (Illustration)
Three phases of the response to an RDD or IND
Three phases of the response to an RDD or IND (Chart)

Specific Incident Types

RDD
Dirty bomb: RDD using explosive (Animation)
RDD non-explosive
Dispersal of radioactive material by aircraft (Animation)
Hidden sealed radioactive source on a train car
Hidden sealed radioactive source (RED) in train car (Animation)
dirty bomb/RDD
Difference between dirty bomb & fission bomb (Illustration)
Transportation radiation incidents
Transportation accident involving radioactive material (YouTube - 1:35 min) (Video)
Nuclear explosion: mushroom cloud
Nuclear blast releases massive amounts of energy (Photo)
Nuclear reactors
Nuclear power plant / nuclar reactor incidents (Photo)
RDD, experimental
Radioactive dispersal from an experimental RDD explosion (Photo)
Hypothetical dispersal possibilities
Diagram of hypothetical dispersal possibilities (Illustration)
Initial protective action zones
Initial protective action zones in RDD incident (Illustration)

Nuclear Explosions

Nuclear detonation, mushroom cloud
Nuclear blast releases massive amounts of energy (Photo)
Approximate prompt and delayed fallout effects
Prompt & delayed fallout effects (Illustration)
Time sequenced size of dangerous fallout zone
Time-sequenced size of dangerous fallout zone (Illustration)
Rapidly Shrinking Dangerous Fallout Zone after an IND Detonation
Rapidly shrinking dangerous fallout zone after an IND detonation (YouTube - 0:29 min) (Video)
RTR System after Detonation of an IND
RTR System after nuclear detonation (Illustration)
Estimated Fallout Pattern from Nuclear Air Burst
Estimated fallout pattern from nuclear air burst (Illustration)
Factors that affect fallout: particle size, altitute, wind
Factors that affect fallout: particle size, altitute, wind (Illustration)
How blast injuries cause trauma
How blast injuries cause trauma (Illustration)
Flash blindness
Flash blindness (Illustration)
Retinal burn
Retinal burn (Illustration)
Nuclear detonation effects
Nuclear detonation effects (YouTube - 0:41 min) (Video)
Fallout: Rate of decline of radioactivity
Fallout: decline rate of radioactivity (Illustration)
Nuclear explosion zones of damage
Zones of damage after nuclear explosion (Illustration)
Radiation damage zones
Damage zones after nuclear detonation (Illustration)
Thermal skin burns after nuclear blast
Thermal skin burns after nuclear blast (Photo)


How buildings provide shielding from a nuclear explosion
How buildings provide shielding from a nuclear explosion (Illustration)
How nuclear explosions affect dwellings
How nuclear explosions affect dwellings (Photo)
Selecting a safe room after an IND detonation
Selecting a safe room after an IND detonation (Illustration)
Size of the incident and potential affected areas
Size of the incident and potential affected areas (Graph)
How energy is dispersed after nuclear explosion: approximate
Approximate energy dispersion after nuclear explosion (Illustration)
Nuclear detonation fallout
Nuclear detonation fallout (YouTube - 1:30 min) (Video)

Public Messages

Get inside, stay inside, stay tuned
Get inside. Stay inside.
Stay tuned. (Illustration)

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