California continues to prepare for the
possibility of a terrorist attack that might include a dirty bomb or other type
of device that releases radiation into the environment.
Radiation emergencies include some form of
radiation threat and often take the form of a “dirty bomb” or “radiological
dispersion device (RDD).” In such a situation, common explosives are used to
spread radioactive materials over a targeted area.
Radiation emergencies are not the same thing as a
Learn more in this section about radiation
emergencies and the health risks associated with them. And find out more about
what you should do if you see an unattended or suspicious package.