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United States Congress House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

Works: 156 works in 475 publications in 1 language and 24,607 library holdings
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Classifications: KF27, 363.701
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Radiological response : assessing environmental and clinical laboratory capabilities : hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 25, 2007 by United States( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To prepare the nation for potential catastrophic events, including terrorist attacks, the White House's Homeland Security Council has developed fifteen planning scenarios for use by Federal, State, and local homeland security officials in order to help them prepare for, respond to and effectively recover from these potential incidents. National Planning Scenario #11, developed under this inter-agency process, envisions the detonation of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) or "dirty bomb" in a major downtown urban area. That scenario was just played out in a national counterterrorism exercise called TOPOFF, mandated by Congress and conducted every two years ... One of the key assumptions in National Planning Scenario #11 is that all potentially exposed individuals (an estimated 100,000 people, including 20,000 victims with detectable contamination) will be tested for radiological exposure and/or contamination and that a valid method exists for testing these clinical specimens. Yet today, validated methods to test clinical specimens in a radiological emergency exist for only six of the 13 highest priority radioisotopes most likely to be used in a terrorist scenario. For those isotopes for which "validated" methods do exist, screening 100,000 individual clinical specimens in the wake of a radiological attack could take more than four years to complete due to the current shortfall in radiochemistry laboratories, personnel and equipment. Environmental sampling could take as long as six years to complete given the current capacity and capabilities of the U.S. radiochemistry laboratory infrastructure
Recent advances in the plant sciences : applications to agriculture and agricultural products : report( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviation weather agencies need to improve performance measurement and fully address key challenges : report to congressional requesters by United States( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The National Weather Service's (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides on-site staff at each of FAA's en route centers - the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas. NWS's on-site staff is called a center weather service unit. For several years, NWS and FAA have been exploring options for improving the aviation weather services provided at en route centers. GAO agreed to (1) determine the status of the agencies' efforts to restructure aviation weather services, (2) assess the agencies' progress in establishing performance baselines in order to measure the effect of any changes, and (3) evaluate plans to address key challenges. To do so, GAO evaluated agency progress and plans and compared agency efforts with leading practices"--Highlights
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United States. Congress. House. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

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