The Resource Areas around nuclear facilities should be better prepared for radiological emergencies : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Areas around nuclear facilities should be better prepared for radiological emergencies : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Label
Areas around nuclear facilities should be better prepared for radiological emergencies : report to the Congress
Title
Areas around nuclear facilities should be better prepared for radiological emergencies
Title remainder
report to the Congress
Statement of responsibility
by the Comptroller General of the United States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are 43 states with sizable nuclear facilities, but there is only limited assurance of adequate protection for workers and nearby residents, in case of a serious accident. Although most facilities are prepared for radiological releases within their boundaries, known deficiencies cast doubt on whether the public would be protected should a nuclear release extend to the outside. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) own or regulate all such facilities in the United States. NRC has the primary responsibility for assisting state and local governments to develop emergency response plans and requiring the review of state plans to determine the inclusion of essential preparedness elements. Although only 10 states have fully adequate plans, licensing of nuclear facilities is continuing in the other states as well because federal law does not require states to adopt peacetime nuclear emergency plans. Of the 41 states with some sort of plan, 9 have conducted full-scale tests, 16 have held partial drills, and the remaining 16 have not tested their plans. Judging from problems found with the plans tested, untested plans would probably be ineffective in an emergency situation. Around DOD and DOE facilities, emergency preparedness is practically nonexistent because of no sense of risk to the community or from fear of violating security policies. In a nuclear emergency it is vital that state and local authorities be notified promptly, an eventuality for which neither DOD nor DOE has tested its communications systems adequately. Nor has DOE simulated accident conditions, tested its plans, or made an overall review of emergency plans. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been established to combine the major responsibilities for emergency planning and focus state and local emergency preparedness efforts
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • TK9152
  • HV555.U6
LC item number
  • .U513 1979
  • U54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Civil defense
  • Civil defense
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear facilities
  • United States
Label
Areas around nuclear facilities should be better prepared for radiological emergencies : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "EMD-78-110."
  • "B-164105."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 78 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)833021916
  • (OCoLC)ocn833021916
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Areas around nuclear facilities should be better prepared for radiological emergencies : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "EMD-78-110."
  • "B-164105."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 78 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)833021916
  • (OCoLC)ocn833021916
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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