Part 2 emergency during transport of radioactive

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Part 2 Emergency during Transport of Radioactive Materials through India Section 1 Action Plans for Airport Managers of Indian Airports Action Plan In an emergency involving a shipment originating in a foreign country bound for a foreign country which is in transit in an Indian Airport, the Airport Manager should implement the procedures specified in action plan AP-6. Action Plan: AP-6 If the package is received in an Indian Airport in a damaged condition or is damaged upon arrival or during storage or is involved in an accident, the following measures should be taken by the Airport Manager: Rescue the injured, if the package was involved in an accident. Fight fire if any. Cordon off a space of 3 m around the package. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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UNIT 22: Radioactive Materials Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Inform the consignor and the consignee (address may be obtained from the transport documents or on the packages) requesting the consigner to arrange to collect the package immediately. Inform Head, DRP, BARC, Bombay, regarding the incident, seeking his advice and act accordingly. If the labels on the package are defaced or if the address of the consignor/consignee cannot be obtained, inform Head, DRP, BARC, Bombay regarding the incident, seek his advice and act accordingly. In no case should be package be auctioned or otherwise disposed of without obtaining specific clearance from Head, DRP, BARC, Bombay. Check Your Progress Fill in the blanks: 1. Splashing of the ……………. material with water would, in such circumstances, increase the risk of radiation spreading throughout the wreckage. 2. The ……………. in which radioactive materials are transported are designed to withstand all routine and foreseeable accident condition of transport. Summary All airlines (scheduled/non-scheduled) operating in India and airport management authorities should ensure that all their concerned officials are made fully familiar of the emergency response procedure. A routine preliminary check of freight manifest or an enquiry to Air Carrier’s agent will resolve the question. If it is established that the radioactive materials were being carried, steps must be taken immediately to make sure that they are removed to a place of safety before they can cause harm to persons working in close proximity to the wreckage. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management Lesson End Activity Find out by visiting any Indian airport about the Action Plans for Airport Managers during transport of radioactive materials through India. Keywords Geiger Counter: This is a type of particle detector that measures ionizing radiation. It detects the emission of nuclear radiation — alpha particles, beta particles, or gamma rays — by the ionization produced in a low-pressure gas in a Geiger–Müller tube, which gives its name to the instrument.
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