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FAQ on Homeland Security

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How Safe Are Our Nuclear Power Plants?
  An alternative view by MotherJones.com.  The Nuclear Industry's Dirty Bombs.

What Are My Chances of Becoming a Terrorist Victim in the United States?  A New York Times article states that the probability of a terrorist attack occurring in the U.S may be high, but the risk to any one person is low.
www.nytimes.com/2003/03/23/weekinreview/23TIER.html

What is a "Dirty Bomb".  The NOVA website from WGBH PBS provides an explanation.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/dirtybomb/

How do I handle a suspicious letter or package?  A Center for Disease Control (CDC) Health Advisory provides some information.
http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/24963

What can I do to protect my building (business and employees) from a chemical or biological attack?  The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has some advice of safeguarding buildings against chemical and biological attack.
http://securebuildings.lbl.gov

What can I do to prepare for a man-made or natural disaster?  The Federal Emergency Management Agency has prepared a "Guide to Citizen Preparedness".  This guide brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
www.ready.gov/are-you-ready-guide

Ultimate List of Disaster Preparedness Resources by Omaha Outdoors. Emergency plans, Food and Medical Supplies, Shelters, Survival Skills, and Hunting / Foraging for Food.
www.omahaoutdoors.com/blog/ultimate-list-disaster-preparedness-resources/

Will Duct Tape and Plastic Really Work?  A study conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2001.
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=190655

What Is The National Strategy for Combating Terrorism?  February 2003. 
https://www.cia.gov/news-information/cia-the-war-on-terrorism/Counter_Terrorism_Strategy.pdf

CIA FAQ on Terrorism.
www.cia.gov/news-information/cia-the-war-on-terrorism/terrorism-faqs.html

 

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