Yttrium, Radioactive

WMD Response Guidelines

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Nuclear (Radiological) Materials
Guide 14
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
  • Short-Term:
    • Nausea
    • Burns
INDICATORS
  • Overt Threats
  • Groups Taking Credit for Incident
  • Specialized Packaging Near the Scene
  • Radiological Placards on Vehicles
  • Radiological Labels of Items
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE
  • Inhalation
  • Absorption
  • Ingestion
  • Injection
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
  • Approach from Upwind, Uphill, or Upstream (if there is potential for dissemination of nuclear material or particulate matter)
  • Isolate Immediate Area in all directions distance of at least 80-160 feet
  • Keep Unauthorized Persons Away
  • Consider Immediate Downwind Evacuation Distance of 330 feet at night
  • Consider Immediate All Direction Evacuation Distance of 1000 feet during the day
  • Stay Upwind
  • Make Notifications
  • Obtain immediate medical evaluation for all exposed or potentially exposed personnel
TYPE OF HARM
  • Radiological
  • Possible Chemical
  • Possible Thermal
PERSONAL PROTECTION
  • Time: Keep Exposure and Product Contact to Minimum
  • Distance: Stay at least 300 feet away on Upwind Side Until Agent is Identified
  • Shielding: Chemical Protective Clothing
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