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NISA to impart training in handling nuclear disasters

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Apr 26 (UNI) A training programme will be organised by the National Industrial Security Academy on handling nuclear, biological and chemical disasters soon, according to Central Industrial Security Force Additional Director General C B Satpathy.

He made this announcement after a group trained by the premier National Industrial Security Academy here gave a demonstration on handling chemical disaster.

During the demonstration, a few men tampered the nozzle of an abandoned tanker, causing spillage and release of highly toxic chemicals into the environment. Sensing danger, persons there informed the police who in turn alerted the Emergency First Responders.

On receipt of information, the Commander with his various teams rushed to the spot. The detection team with non-permeable suit and a self-contained breathing apparatus with equipment like Residual Vapour Detection Kit and Gelger Muller Survey Meter to detect and confirm the presence of any NBC compounds.

As the presence of radioactive material was ruled out, the Advanced Portable Detector was used to detect presence of chemical agents. On confirmation of the presence of toxic Methyl Hydrazine by the Detection team, the Cordon team demarcated the hot zone and also set up the Incident Command Post and Decontamination and Medical posts.

The rescue and evacuation team shifted the ambulatory and non-ambulatory victims to the decontamination shelter and the victims requiring further treatment to notified hospitals. The key element in the management of chemical casualties was START(Simple, Triage and Rapid Treatment) that helped in controlling the spread of contamination. The demonstration concluded after the area, responders and their equipment was decontaminated.


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