NNSA Holds Radiation Emergency Consequence Management Training in Israel

Press Release
Jan 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week conducted a training course on Consequence Management (I-CM) in Israel. The training was held in the Soreq Nuclear Research Center and was attended by 25 Israeli participants.

“The training is part of an ongoing bilateral cooperation between NNSA and Israel,” said NNSA Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph Krol. “The training provided participants the opportunity to learn how to respond to a radiological terrorism event and builds capacity to combat nuclear and radiological terrorism. This training also highlights NNSA's partnership with the international community to improve nuclear and radiological emergency response.”

The course was primarily intended for personnel working with radiation emergency response. The aim was to provide attendees with information and data on means and methods for setting up and establishing a monitoring and assessment program following a radiological terrorism event. Participants received hands-on equipment training in techniques for monitoring as well as instruction in data collection and analysis. The training was provided by professionals from NNSA and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.

NNSA’s Office of Emergency Operations 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 that improve emergency management infrastructure worldwide.

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Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.