Chapter 10. Cleanup and Decontamination after a Radiological Incident

  1. Larry A. Burchfield President Chief Executive Officer

Published Online: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch10

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

How to Cite

Burchfield, L. A. (2009) Cleanup and Decontamination after a Radiological Incident, in Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch10

Author Information

  1. Radiochemistry Society, Richland, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793335

Online ISBN: 9780470495780

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Keywords:

  • radiological incident and cleanup and decontamination;
  • radiological cleanup - overview and objectives;
  • stakeholder outreach and stakeholder working group

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Differences between Chemical, Biological, and Radiological

  • Decontamination Differences for Fallout and a RDD

  • Who will be in Charge of Cleanup and Decontamination?

  • Radiological Cleanup Overview and Objectives

  • Radiological Cleanup Decision Making

  • Initial Cleanup Scoping

  • Stakeholder Outreach and Stakeholder Working Group

  • Evaluation of Cleanup Options

  • Specific Guidelines for Cleanup and Decontamination

  • The “Do Nothing” Strategy

  • Physical Removal Strategy

  • Physical Entrapment Strategy

  • Chemical Decontamination Strategy

  • Use of Isotope Dilution for Decontamination

  • Priorities for Decontamination