ARMY - DA PAM 50-5
NUCLEAR ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT RESPONSE AND ASSISTANCE (NAIRA) OPERATIONS
|Publication Date:||20 March 2002|
Purpose. This pamphlet is intended to be a reference for the commander and staff when preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a nuclear accident or incident (NAI). It highlights existing doctrine and guidance used to respond to an NAI involving nuclear weapons. It explains the concepts and procedures to be used by an emergency response force while executing NAI response and assistance (NAIRA) operations at Army reactor facilities. It will also assist all levels of command in developing plans for responding to all types of nuclear hazards. Although this pamphlet is not designed to address the requirements for responding to a terrorist use of nuclear material in the public domain, some of the techniques and procedures may be adopted for use in these situations.
Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve. Specifically, this pamphlet applies to personnel, organizations, and contractors who will respond to or have the potential to respond to accidents or incidents involving nuclear weapons owned by other Services or by those who handle special nuclear material, such as in nuclear reactor facilities.