The Threat of NBC Terrorism Are we Really at Risk ? ? ?. YES: Domestic Preparedness Partnership Established 1996. The Nuclear Biologic and Chemical Difference “DELTA” NBC “DELTA” Builds on: Health care readiness for Mass Disasters Existing skills: Medical Emergencies
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The Threat of NBC Terrorism
Are we Really at Risk ? ? ?
The Nuclear Biologic and
NBC “DELTA” Builds on:
Health care readiness for Mass Disasters
Existing skills: Medical Emergencies
Extending these skills to include response
to a potential, deliberate terrorist event
March 1995 Sarin
12 Dead, 5500 Affected
May 1995 Plague
April 1997 U235
June 1994 Sarin
Sept 11, 2001
February 1997 Chlorine
USA as ONGOING
June 1996 Uranium
March 1995 Ricin
April 1995 Sarin
Cyanide, Phosgene, Pepper Spray
Agents are available & relatively easy to manufacture
Large amount not needed in enclosed space
NBC incident difficult to recognize
Easily spread over large areas
Can overwhelm existing resources
B’nai B’rith, Washington, D.C.
30 persons decontaminated
WHAT ARE THE
IN OUR AREA?
Old State House