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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 1-20 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION SYSTEM In the United States, emergency management at the Federal, state, and local level is designed to minimize the effects of all hazards on the civilian population. The Radiological Protection System (RPS) is one element of emergency management. This system of public protection provides plans and trained personnel to respond to any situation involving the release or potential release of radioactive materials. The RPS may be activated by transportation accidents, problems at nuclear power plants or other fixed facilities, natural disaster damage to facilities that use radioactive materials in industry, research or medicine, or terrorist use of a nuclear weapon or conventional weapon containing nuclear material. Key elements of emergency management are preparedness , response , recovery and mitigation measures: O Preparedness includes training, exercising, public information programs, and administration of
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