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IS-303: Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts

Course Date

1/13/2014

Course Overview

In this course you will learn how to assess the off-site radiological consequences to the public following a release of radioactivity from nuclear power reactors and non-reactor incidents and how to use this assessment as a basis for recommending protective actions to decision makers.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the source and magnitude of the threat to the public from a nuclear power plant incident.
  • Describe preventive and protective measures which may be implemented to protect the public and emergency workers during a nuclear incident, and use the Federal guidance to determine when each of these measures is necessary or appropriate.
  • Describe the relationship of dose and dose pathway to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protective action guides (PAGs), early injuries, and early deaths.
  • Locate the appropriate protective action guide using the EPA Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents, EPA 400-R-92-001 and the FDA Accidental Radioactive Contamination of Human Food and Animal Feeds: Recommendations for State and Local Agencies, August 13, 1998.
  • Describe the guidelines and recommendations associated with using potassium iodide as a supplemental public protective action.
  • Describe suggested protective actions for milk, fruits and vegetables, meat and meat products, poultry and poultry products, soils, grains, and water.
  • Explain the appropriate techniques, procedures, and available Federal agency capabilities and resources to gather and assess data during and after a nuclear or radiological incident.
  • Convert from International System of Units (SI) to customary units and customary units to SI using a hand calculator.
  • Utilize mathematical equations to calculate dose conversion factors (DCFs).

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

1.6

Course Length:

16 hours
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Final Exam Resources ATTENTION!!!!!

Before you take the final exam you will need to download the following reference table in order to perform the required calculations contained in some of the exam questions.

Exam Reference Table

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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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