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National Emergency Response

The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has the world’s leading scientists, engineers, and technicians with more than 50 years of managing the nation’s nuclear weapons program. When the need arises, NNSA is prepared to respond immediately to any type of radiological accident or incident anywhere in the world.

The professional scientists, engineers, pilots, medical personnel, technicians and other leading nuclear experts that comprise the assets use extremely sophisticated laboratories, detection, measuring, and monitoring equipment. NNSA has the best people and technology on hand to carry out its critical mission of protecting people and the environment.

NNSA’s radiological emergency response assets include: Aerial Measuring System (AMS), Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC), Accident Response Group (ARG), Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC), Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST), Radiological Assistance Program (RAP), and Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).

Refer to the following Fact Sheets for more information:

Documents and links on this website marked with this PDF icon (PDF icon) indicate documents which are in Adobe PDF format

PDF icon  Aerial Measuring System [PDF, 689 KB]

PDF icon  Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability [PDF, 380 KB]

PDF icon  Accident Response Group [PDF, 668 KB]

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

PDF icon  Nuclear Emergency Support Team [PDF, 334 KB]

PDF icon  Radiological Assistance Program [PDF, 708 KB]

PDF icon  Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site [PDF, 603 KB]

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Date Last Modified: November 17, 2015