The Radiological Health Program has a Radiological Emergency Response Team equipped with field instrumentation for monitoring radiation and a mobile laboratory for performing laboratory analysis so that a rapid assessment of a radiological incident can be made and the appropriate recommendations provided to state, and local officials.
- Provide mobile radiological laboratory services for a commercial nuclear power plant accident
Participate in the annual exercises for commercial nuclear power plants
- Provide analytical services for the Division's environmental monitoring program
Provide support as a Mobile Incident Command Vehicle for VDH's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Planning- Terrorism Response
The New Mobile Incident Command/Radiation Laboratory is now finished!
The new mobile incident command /radiation laboratory vehicle was manufactured at the Pierce Manufacturing facility in Appleton, WI and delivered on February 4, 2008.
- 2007 Pierce Enforcer
- 50,500 lbs GVW
- Height 12' 6.75"
- Fuel capacity- 70 gallons- Diesel
- Features- Big foot leveler, Awning on right side for sample receiving, left slide out
- Electrical- 30 kW generator, shore power- two 50 amp/110 volt single phase service
- Four independent AC/heater units
Gamma Analysis- Two detectors- High Purity drifted Germanium (HpGe) detector in a one ton shield for low-level environmental analysis, and Sodium Iodide (NaI) detector in a shield.
Alpha/beta counting- low-level counting system with a sample changer for detection of alpha and beta radiation
Liquid Scintillation Counting System (LSC) for low-level beta counting
- Mixed gamma in Marinelli beaker
- Radio-iodine in charcoal filter and filter paper
- Americium-241(alpha emitter) on planchette
- Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 (beta emitters) on planchette
- LSC: H-3, C-14, and two radon in water standards.
- GM Survey meters with stick probes and pancake probes
- Alpha Scintillation survey meters and probes
- micro-R meters
- radionuclide identifiers with neutron detection capability
- survey meters with extendable probes to reach rail cars
- air samplers with tripods and external battery supply
- two flatscreen TVs
- satellite phone
- cellular phone service
- land lines and FAX machine
- Direct TV Service
- DVD player
Stockpile of Potassium Iodine 130mg tablets for emergency workers- 100 strips x 14 tablets/strip = 1,400 doses.
Radiological Health Program | James Madison Building, 7th Floor | 109 Governor Street, Room 730 | Richmond, VA 23219 | Telephone (804) 864-8150 | Fax: (804) 864-8155