The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
Background: REAC/TS program has been a significant part of DOE's radiation protection effort for almost 40 years. REAC/TS is funded by the DOE Office of Health and Safety (HHS) and the NNSA Office of Emergency Response (OER) and REAC/TS is an essential component of the DOE emergency response community which supports the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a national radiological/nuclear emergency.
HSS Areas of Support Include:
- Advice and consultation in occupational/radiation medicine for clinical evaluation and treatment of radiation accident victims.
- Store and distribute pentetate calcium trisodium (Ca-DTPA), pentetate zinc trisodium (Zn-DTPA), and Prussian Blue to DOE sites based on national need in the event of a radiological event/attack.
- Offer specialized training for DOE site medical/technical staff. Besides a number of training courses taught at REAC/TS, instructors travel to DOE sites to address specific training needs.
- Maintain a radiation accident Registry pertaining to the medical response and treatment of victims
- Conduct safety and efficacy studies on DTPAs and Prussian Blue and report experience and findings to co-investigators and interested parties, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
OER Areas of Support Include:
- Maintain 24 hour response operations to provide assistance and/or deploy personnel and equipment for provision of direct medical care in support of a radiological emergency anywhere in the world.
- Offer specialized training for non-DOE medical/technical response personnel. REAC/TS instructors travel to hospitals and medical centers to address specific radiological response training needs associated with response to accidents, and terrorist attacks, as well as provide on-site training at REAC/TS.
- Assist in the development of medical emergency plans to address large-scale radiation incidents.
- Operate a sophisticated state-of-the-art laboratory facility for provision of cytogenetic analysis for dosimetric purposes.
- Function as a member of the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC).
Program Manager: Joey Zhou
OER Program Manager: Alan Remick
This page was last updated on
June 01, 2012