Commercial nuclear power in the United States depends on government readiness to protect people from the potential harm of a nuclear accident. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) evaluates state and local emergency plans and exercises through its Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP). This State and local preparedness is a requirement for the nuclear power plant's operating license.
In 2002, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS developed the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) to help state and local governments prepare for all hazards. As a component of DHS, FEMA adopted HSEEP for all its exercise programs, including REPP.
This paper examines state and local emergency management perceptions of how HSEEP integration into REPP affects their preparedness for a radiological emergency.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be