HAZMAT/Chemicals
  Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Quicker response to airborne radiological threats
Homeland Security News Wire

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses existing technologies to detect potential airborne radiological materials in hours instead of days. at present, emergency responders who are characterizing potential radiological risk need to take an air sample and ship it to a radiochemistry lab after preliminary screening analysis. The process means it can take days or weeks to get quality results that authorities can use to make informed decisions.



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