Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $66.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 32%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $66.97   
  • New (7) from $66.97   
  • Used (3) from $89.95   


* Pertaining to homeland security, this title is a comprehensive guide to radiation protection caused by accidents or terrorism
• Provides essential strategies and guidance for protecting ports and examines the latest nuclear detection devices that can be deployed
• Explains the procedures in FEMA's "National Incident Management System"
• Gives specific details for first responders and emergency workers on how to prepare for and handle radiological incidents

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471793335
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

LARRY A. BURCHFIELD is the cofounder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Radiochemistry Society, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University. He has over twenty years of research and laboratory experience and authored several publications.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents




1 Nuclear Fear - The Godzilla of All Fears.

1.1 The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

1.2 Nuclear Fallout in America.

1.3 WMDs: Witnesses of Mass Destruction.

1.4 Fear and the Film Industry.

1.5 Celluloid Spies.

1.6 Atomic Nature Run Amok.

1.7 Post-War Nuclear Reactions.

1.8 The Specter of Cold War.

1.9 The Fearful Fifties.

1.10 Dr. Strangelove & Learning to Love the Bomb.

1.11 Nuclear Terror Revisited.

1.12 Chernobyl’s Impact on Contemporary Views of Nuclear Energy.

1.13 The Myth of the Lone Madman.

1.14 Fear of an Unknown Atom.

2 Terrorism and Nuclear Fire.

2.1 A Prophetic Warning.

2.2 History of Terrorism.

2.3 Terrorism (Un)Defined.

2.4 Legal Taxonomy of Terrorism.

2.5 The Defining Principles of Terrorism.

2.6 Nation States: The Fuel for Nuclear Fire.

2.7 Global Mass Media: The Oxygen of Terrorism.

2.8 Extremists Groups: The Spark that Ignites Terrorism.

2.9 Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Nightmare.

3 Radiation and Radioactivity Concepts.

3.1 What, Exactly, Is Radiation?

3.2 Units of Radioactivity.

3.3 The Different Types of Radioactive Decay.

3.4 Measuring Radioactivity.

3.5 Environmental Radiation.

3.6 Radiation from Nuclear Power Plants.

3.7 The Benefits of Radiation on Health and Medicine.

3.8 The Benefits of Radiation on Agriculture.

3.9 The Benefits of Radiation on Industry.

3.10 The Benefits of Radiation on National Security.

3.11 The Benefits of Radiological and Nuclear Material on International Security. 

4 Nuclear Countermeasures and Nuclear Security.

4.1 Security of Radiation Sources.

4.2 Atomic Authorization.

4.3 Safety of Radiation Sources.

4.4 Enforcing International Standards of Safety.

4.5 Meeting Global Needs for Energy.

4.6 Difficulties of Radioactive Disposal.

4.7 A Radiation Role Model.

4.8 Nuclear Applications to Increase Public Safety and National Security.

4.9 Current Nuclear and Radiation Countermeasures.

5 Nuclear Events and Incidents.

5.1 The Search for Nuclear Substances.

5.2 Diplomatic Reasoning.

5.3 Inferring Nuclear Intent.

5.4 Nuclear Arms in the Wrong Hands.

5.5 A More Active Defense.

5.6 Should Diplomacy Fail.

5.7 A Closer Look at Nuclear Weapons.

5.8 Nuclear Blast Force.

5.9 Nuclear Thermal Force.

5.10 Radioactive Force.

5.11 Radiological Dispersion Devices.

6 Radiological Incidents Management and Planning.

6.1 Threat Assessment.

6.2 Medical Stockpiling.

6.3 Medical Development.

6.4 Readying the Response Infrastructure.

6.5 Evaluating the Medical Countermeasure Enterprise.

6.6 The Good News: Areas of Improvement.

6.7 Protective Action Guidelines.

6.8 The Role of the Military in a Radiological Emergency.

7 Role of the First Responder.

7.1 Structure of the First Response Team’s Patterns of Action.

7.2 Role of the First Response Team.

7.3 Protection of Responders and the Public.

7.4 Lessons Learned from First Response to Past Emergencies.

7.5 Manage the Medical Response.

7.6 Manage Criminal and Terrorist Threats After a Radiological Event.

7.7 Launching the First Response.

7.8 Incident Command.

7.9 Members of the First Response Team.

7.10 Preliminary Assessment and Response.

7.11 Emergency Response Team.

7.12 Incident Commander Action Guide.

7.13 Resource Coordinator Action Guide.

7.14 Fire Departments Action Guide.

7.15 Emergency Medical Service Action Guide.

7.16 Law Enforcement/Security Team Action Guide.

7.17 Forensic Evidence Management Team Action Guide.

7.18 Public Information Officer Action Guide.

7.19 Crisis Communication Tips.

7.20 Local Hospital Action Guide.

7.21 National EOC Action Guide.

7.22 First Responder Monitor Action Guide.

8 Action Plans.

8.1 Assess Hazard and Establish Security Area.

8.2 Personnel Protection Guidelines.

8.3 Public Protection Guidelines.

8.4 Public Registration.

8.5 Monitor the Public and Responders.

8.6 Public Decontamination.

8.7 Response Contamination Control.

8.8 Monitoring and Decontamination of Vehicles and Equipment.

8.9 Field Triage for Mass Casualties.

9 Medical Treatment of Radiological Injuries.

9.1 The Radiological Effects of RDDs.

9.2 Radioactivity and Its Impact on the Body.

9.3 Symptoms and Syndromes.

9.4 Emergency Assessment.

9.5 Signs of Dangerous Radiation Dosages.

9.6 Treatments for Radiation Exposure.

9.7 Post-Radiation Procedures.

9.8 Psychological Side Effects.

9.9 Psychological First Aid.

9.10 Treating Terror.

10 Cleanup and Decontamination after a Radiological Incident.

10.1 Differences between Chemical, Biological and Radiological.

10.2 Decontamination Differences for Fallout and a RDD.

10.3 Who will be in Charge of Cleanup and Decontamination?

10.4 Radiological Cleanup Overview and Objectives.

10.5 Radiological Cleanup Decision Making.

10.6 Initial Cleanup Scoping.

10.7 Stakeholder Outreach & Stakeholder Working Group.

10.8 Evaluation of Cleanup Options.

10.9 Specific Guidelines for Cleanup and Decontamination.

10.10 The "Do Nothing" Strategy.

10.11 Physical Removal Strategy.

10.12 Physical Entrapment Strategy.

10.13 Chemical Decontamination Strategy.

10.14 Use of Isotope Dilution for Decontamination.

10.15 Priorities for Decontamination.

11 Conclusions.

11.1 Nuclear Terror: Are We Prepared Internationally?

11.2 Who is Internationally Responsible for Nuclear Countermeasures?

11.3 Nuclear Terror: Are We Prepared Nationally?

11.4 What We Know About the Inevitable.

Appendix A: Radioactive Contamination Monitoring.

Appendix B: List of Acronyms.

Appendix C: Radiological Terms.

Appendix D: Radiological Attack - Radiological Dispersal Devices - Incident Planning Guide.

Appendix E: Federal Agencies Governing the Immediate Response to a Radiological Event.

Appendix F: Potential Isotopes Likely to be Used in a Radiological Dispersion Device.



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)