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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 3-18 The plume could be very hot and rise as it leaves the plant (e.g., as steam rises), as was the case for the Chernobyl accident. If this is the case, the population close to the plant may be spared many of the consequences as the plume passes overhead. The plume could be released continuously over a long period, or it could be released as a very short puff As the radioactive plume (cloud) moves away from the reactor site, radioactive materials will settle out and deposit on the ground, trees, people, etc. This is called ground contamination. Plume Extensive communication networks have been established to notify the public near a nuclear power
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Unformatted text preview: plant accident. Upon notification, members of the public should listen carefully to their Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) radio or television stations to learn of the appropriate actions to be taken. Notification Siren In areas near operating nuclear power plants, provisions have been made to provide the public with information on what actions they should take in the event of an emergency and how they will be notified. If you live near a plant, you should obtain and study this material which is available through the county emergency planning department....
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  • Spring '10
  • scotts
  • Uranium, Chernobyl disaster, Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course, Radiological Emergency Management, radioactive plume

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