Before, During, and After an Intentional Release of Radioactivity
This section of the web site provides public safety information in the highly unlikely event of an intentional release of radioactive material occurring within the State of Colorado. This section of the web site has been developed to help you prepare for and respond properly in the event that a radiological dispersal device (RDD or “dirty bomb”) or a nuclear blast (a small improvised nuclear bomb) is detonated in your area.
This effort has arisen because of Colorado’s interest in getting information out to the public and those involved in public safety before an event occurs. This effort corresponds to the Federal government’s efforts to standardize and improve messages to various audiences about what they should do in case of a “dirty bomb” or nuclear explosion.
Most of this material is adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site. A Spanish language version of their material can be found by visiting their web site at www.cdc.gov.
Please contact us if you have any further questions