South Africa: The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced the completion of cooperative nuclear emergency response training with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA). The week-long effort included training in GIS, radiological assistance for emergency response, major public event venue searches, and medical responses to nuclear and radiological emergencies. This training is a part of the preparation for upcoming World Cup games, hosted by South Africa in June 2010.
“NNSA’s work with South Africa is part of our broader effort to build and enhance the global capacity to prevent and respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies,” said NNSA Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph Krol. “NNSA’s cooperation with South Africa will help ensure the nuclear security of major events like the World Cup games.”
As part its emergency operations mission, NNSA provides support for major public events by training officials in nuclear incident search and response.
Source: Nuclear Street