Radiological Dispersion Device Recognition Guide
A terrorist act using a radiological dispersion device (RDD) in a populated area is considered far more likely than the use of a large-scale nuclear explosive device. RDDs appeal to terrorists because they require limited technical knowledge, and materials are easily obtainable. RDDs can cause long-term economic and psychological damage. For these reasons, it is critical for response personnel to know how to recognize suspect packages as an RDD. Battelle Memorial Institute developed a clear, concise, and easy-to-use Radiological Dispersion Device Recognition Guide for training and operational use by hazardous materials, explosive ordnance disposal/bomb squad, and other public safety personnel. The guidebook focused on two high-priority sources: Cesium-137 and Iridium-192. The guide is a pocket-sized flipbook with an electronic version available for field laptop use. To order this publication send and e-mail to email@example.com.