Preparedness is a high priority for the Department of Energy (DOE) and NNSA. NNSA can respond to an emergency at any DOE facility, and it is also the nation's premier technical resource for response to nuclear or radiological incidents anywhere in the world. NNSA trains to counter both domestic and international nuclear terrorism, and is prepared to search for radioactive material, support the rendering safe of threat devices, and help manage the consequences of a release of radioactive material into the environment. World-class technical and operational experts make up NNSA’s response teams. Here’s a summary of what each team does:
As part of a robust and coordinated preparedness effort, NNSA works extensively with interagency partners. These partners include law enforcement and public health and safety agencies. NNSA lends technical support through planned training and hands-on exercises intended to ready all involved for real-world response scenarios.