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A plan for the handling of externally contaminated livestock.
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PMID:  21968824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Nuclear accidents and access to radiological weapons for terrorist organizations and countries with hostile intentions towards the United States are realistic scenarios in the current global landscape. A dispersion of radionuclides can result from a nuclear weapon detonation or from a nuclear accident occurring in facilities handling or using radioactive material, such as nuclear power reactors. Any target of a radiological dispersal device (RDD) or an attack with a nuclear weapon and the surrounding area of a reactor accident could be subject to a significant amount of fallout and radioactive contamination. Therefore, a nuclear event in close proximity to agricultural areas will cause significant concern regarding the contamination of food products. In order to respond quickly and effectively to a large amount of contaminated agricultural products, such as livestock, a prepared and effective plan for handling and processing of these products is necessary. A protocol outlining the evaluation of and procedures for handling and processing radioactively contaminated livestock is proposed, to ensre safe animal food production and economic stability in the livestock industry in the wake of such a nuclear or radiological event. An evaluation of the salvageability of the contaminated livestock is performed based on the degree of exposure, the cost of decontamination, expected demand for food products, and economic impact to the owner/producer. Important factors that impact the salvageability of affected livestock are listed and analyzed to support the decision process for handling contaminated animals.
Dayton McMillan; Thomas Johnson; Yuanqing Guo; Alexander Brandl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  101 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S164-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
* Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.
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