Latest Articles NCDP speaks out about nuclear terrorism and preparedness in the media.
April 6, 2012 Dr. Irwin Redlener appears in the American Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Friday newsletter in an article calling for the review of plans at the Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester County, New York.
Dec 15, 2010 Dr. Irwin Redlener speaks with the NY Times in an article about those possibility Nuclear Terrorism "It's deeply frustrating that we seem unable to bridge the gap between the new insights and using them to inform public policy."
Dec 16, 2010 Dr. Irwin Redlener speaks with USA Today in an article focusing on modern terrorist threats , "For many people, nuclear weapons conjure up Cold War bomb shelters, civil defense drills and mutually assured destruction. That threat faded in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The new nuclear threat is a terrorist blowing up an improvised bomb in a U.S. city."
Dec 16, 2010 Dr. David Abramson, PhD, MPH discusses possible future nuclear attacks in the US on WPR's At Issue with Ben Merens
Nuclear Conference Whitepaper "Regional Health and Public Health Preparedness for Nuclear Terrorism: Optimizing Survival in a Low Probability/High Consequence Disaster"
This report, prepared by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness staff, served as a background paper for the NCDP conference 'DAY THREE: Regional Resiliency and Health Challenges in the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism' held on February 23, 2010 at Columbia University. The purpose of this conference was to address the regional and public health response to an urban nuclear terrorism event from the perspective of the surrounding region within the context of 72 hours (Day 3) following an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) detonation in an American city and meeting the urgent health and public health needs of the large number of evacuees who will seek shelter and medical care in the surrounding communities.
Click here for a list of speaker bios for the conference.
Urban to Rural Evacuation Tool Developed for emergency preparedness planners by Michael Meit, MA, MPH, Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis & Deputy Director, VA Office of Rural Health Policy and Planning Group
An event-specific, urban to rural evacuation tool, is presented below. There are two versions: (1) the New York City Metropolitan region, developed for this conference, and (2) a national version for all emergency planners.
Click here -- New York City Metropolitan region (free)
Click here -- National (free, registration required)
Click here for detailed instructions as how to use the tool.
Modeling of Evacuation Destinations Presentation by Michael Meit
Videos How to Survive a Nuclear Attack
Irwin Redlener, MD On Surviving a Nuclear Attack.
Talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference, 2008
The face of nuclear terror has changed since the Cold War, but disaster-medicine expert Irwin Redlener reminds us the threat is still real. He looks at some of history's farcical countermeasures and offers practical advice on how to survive an attack.