Accession Number:

ADA137174

Title:

Joint Department of Defense/Department of Energy/Federal Emergency Management Agency Nuclear Weapon Accident Exercise (NUWAX 83) After Action Report. Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FIELD COMMAND (DNA) KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

226.0

Abstract:

Progress in improvement to the national capability to respond to a nuclear weapon accident has been extensive over the past four years. NUWAX-83 provided a number of important lessons. There appear to be several specific areas which offer the greatest opportunity to further enhance our response capability. These include A Radiological guidelines--The absence of coordinated radiological procedures which would rapidly identify and quantify the radiological problem remains an area of weakness. Some examples are The need to avoid undue public alarm during all phases of accident response, to assure contaminated civilians that they have been properly decontaminated, and to achieve agreement with state and local agencies that buildings, land. etc., have been cleaned up to a level of safety that has broad support among the scientific community. In the absence of some agreed criteria, the economic impact and legal aspects could be overwhelming. B Federal, state, and local planning and C Expansion of training opportunities.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Civil Defense
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE