Radiological Incidents

There are a number of sources of information on radiological incidents, accidents, emergencies, or terrorism. Some pertinent links are listed below.

Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a document titled What Do I Do in a Nuclear Emergency?, which is found at

Radiological Terrorism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidance on Radiation Emergencies found at

CDC's Frequently Asked Questions About Dirty Bombs is found at

NRC also has a background document on Response to Dirty Bombs at

CDC has information about a Radiological Exposure Device at

CDC has information on Sheltering in Place During a Radiation Emergency at

Preparedness - General

FEMA has issued a printed publication titled Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness at

Contact Info

If you have questions about any of the topics above, you may call the Radiological Health Program at (410) 537-3300 or 1-800-633-6101 ext. 3300.

Additional Links

Effects of Radiation (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)