Members of the private sector discuss the threat of and preparation for a dirty bomb attack at the R-TAC Homeland Security Policy Summit held in Washington DC on May 5th, 2009.
The Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (R-TAC) was established to increase awareness and preparedness in this country against a possible radiological attack such as a “dirty bomb.” Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country, Americans have been keenly aware of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction falling in the wrong hands. Major initiatives have been implemented to prevent chemical, biological and nuclear attacks. But despite this trend, there has not been enough of a concerted effort focused on the threat of a radiological attack such as a “dirty bomb.”
R-TAC seeks to prepare, protect, and prevent a radiological disaster in our country by:
· Educating the public about radiological threats and ways to protect against a possible attack.
· Supporting federal and state level efforts to better prepare our nation against radiological threats.
· Calling for adequate funding of our nation’s first responders to defend against radiological attacks.
For more information, please visit r-tac.org.
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