Members from the NNSA’s Office of Emergency Operations and the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) from the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) continue to conduct consequence management training around the globe. Most recently the RSL and NNSA team conducted training for the international community with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.
The International Consequence Management (I-CM) training course provides attendees with information and data on means and methods for setting up and establishing a monitoring and assessment program to deal with a nuclear/radiological incident or event.
NNSA provided the training to 25 participants from 19 countries and the IAEA. The training course also included hands on equipment training in techniques for monitoring and data collection and analysis.
NNSA currently collaborates with more than 80 foreign governments and 10 international organizations with projects ranging from providing assistance to foreign governments in improving their emergency preparedness and response programs, to joint collaborative activities to improve emergency management infrastructure worldwide.
The team plans to conduct additional training in the spring with the IAEA.
The RSL is a center for advanced technologies, focused on the scientific, technological, and operational disciplines necessary to ensure the success of national security missions. Originally called “Aerial Measurements Operations," the laboratory was created in the 1950s in Las Vegas, Nevada, to serve as an integral part of the worldwide emergency system to provide rapid response to radiological emergencies. The RSL emergency responders represent the Department of Energy's Accident Response Group and the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center. The responders can deploy to emergencies related to crisis management including nuclear power plant accidents and searches, NASA launches, and transportation accidents involving nuclear materials.