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Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC)

FRMAC Exercise PhotoThe Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) gathers radiological information such as plume and deposition predictions, air and ground concentrations, exposure rates and dose projections, assurance of data quality, and current meteorological conditions and weather forecasts. FRMAC provides the results of the data collection, sample analysis, evaluations, assessments, and interpretations to the key decision makers in the affected areas of the emergency. Monitoring continues until all of the surrounding areas where radioactivity was released are fully evaluated.

The FRMAC is one of the emergency response resources, or assets, administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada Field Office. The Federal government maintains an extensive response capability for radiological monitoring and assessment. In the unlikely event of a major radiological incident, the full resources of the U.S. government will be coordinated to support state, local and Tribal governments. The efforts of 17 Federal agencies are coordinated under the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan (FRERP) to integrate the Federal response to a radiological emergency.

Refer to the following Fact Sheet for more information:

PDF icon  Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center [PDF, 718 KB]

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Date Last Modified: February 20, 2014