Article Out Loud - Apples & Oranges - Understanding Curies & REM in Radiation Sources

An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, July 08, 2015.

Hazardous material personnel are faced with a broad range of chemical, biological, and radiological hazards. However, not all hazards are equal, nor are similar quantities. As hazardous material experts convene in Baltimore this week for an annual convention, this 2015 article offers a glimpse of how they must use terminology of measurement units,  the relationship of quantity, and biological impact of specific materials to determine the appropriate response when encountering radiological materials.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams has served over the last 20 years as an environmental engineer in the U.S. Department of Defense. He also has served on two different emergency response teams, during which assignments he became an expert on radiological dispersal devices and various related topics. He has been a speaker at a number of public and private forums on topics ranging from environmental regulations to radiological preparedness. Prior to assuming his DoD post, he worked on the design and construction of hazardous-waste disposal sites for industrial facilities. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland as well as a Master's degree in Legal Studies from the University of Baltimore. He also has studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Engineering Studies.



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