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TITLE:  DoD 3150.8-M, "Nuclear Weapon Accident Response Procedures (NARP), " 12/1999

SUMMARY:  This manual has been developed by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under the authority of Department of Defense Directive 3150.8, "DoD Response to Radiological Accidents," June 13, 1996, and supersedes DoD Manual 5100.52-M, "Nuclear Weapon Accident Response Procedures (NARP) Manual," September 4, 1990. 

This manual provides planners for Combatant Commanders, the Services, Response Task Force (RTF) Commanders and Initial Response Force (IRF) Commanders with the information necessary to understand the overall response concept, the role of the IRF and RTF, the relationship of the IRF, RTF, and DoD to other Federal agencies. This manual also provides guidance in conducting site remediation activities following an accident involving a nuclear weapon in DoD custody or other types of radiological accidents or incidents. This manual provides a national RTF organization, identifies applicable DoD publications and resources used in response efforts. This manual also describes the substantial resources other Federal agencies make available to assist in the response effort.

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OPR:  ATSD(NCB), 703-697-8079