Good presentation on nuclear radiation and related topic.
Jones Seminar on Science, Technology, and Society.
"If Vermont Yankee had an Incident like Fukushima, What Would be the Responsibilities and Public Expectations of the Scientific Community?"
Presented by Harold Swartz, Dartmouth Medical School.
The purpose of this presentation is:
- To understand the medical implications of a total body exposure of an individual to high levels of ionizing radiation (greater than 1 Gray), and also, potential long-term effects.
- To understand how to interpret the information and counsel colleagues and the public about radiation exposures in the environment.
- To understand public health implications and actions that should be taken when there are potential exposures of large numbers of individuals to ionizing radiation as might occur with a major accident from a nuclear power plant or an attack by terrorists that involves ionizing radiation.
- Delineate and differentiate between medical needs and risks between a nuclear device and an incident at a nuclear power plant.
- Provide guidance for your responses to a radiation event (because people will believe you!).
- Explain context and needs for dosimetry in large scale event.
- Describe our current research and activities in responses to major radiation events.