January 13, 2023

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NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Glendale Jan. 15-18

NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over Glendale, Arizona, and surrounding areas Sunday, Jan. 15, through Wednesday, Jan. 18, in preparation for Super Bowl LVII.

December 28, 2022

NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Las Vegas Strip Dec. 29 and 31

NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, Dec. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 31 in preparation for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

November 2, 2022

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NNSA partners with NATO training facilities to bolster emergency preparedness and response

NNSA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation recently partnered with two key NATO training facilities on long-term loans of radiological detection equipment.

August 1, 2022

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NNSA’s large-scale ‘dirty bomb’ exercise in Austin succeeded by exposing potential gaps and failures

The Cobalt Magnet 22 exercise was organized by NNSA and held in Austin in 2022. The weeklong scenario had terrorists first warn about then detonate a "dirty bomb." Hundreds of responders came together to handle what happened next.

June 17, 2022

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DOE Energy Attaché at U.S. Embassy in Israel Honored by Health Physics Society for Career in Emergency Response

Dr. Daniel Blumenthal, the Department of Energy Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Israel, has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Homeland Security and Emergency Response Section Service Award by the Health Physics Society.

June 1, 2022

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Working with partners in Estonia and NATO, NNSA conducts first in-person radiological incident training in two years

This spring, NNSA continued its return to a normal cadence of in-person training by conducting an International Medical Management of Radiation Injuries Course in Tallinn, Estonia.

May 31, 2022

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NNSA to conduct routine aerial radiation survey of Los Angeles between June 1 and 4

NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas June 1-4. Flight dates are subject to change based on weather conditions.

May 12, 2022

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NNSA, working with federal, state, and local partners, to hold major radiological incident exercise in Austin May 16-20

More than 30 local, state, and federal agencies will hold a major radiological incident exercise in Austin, Texas, during the week of May 16-20. The Cobalt Magnet 22 exercise will be led by NNSA.

May 11, 2022

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NNSA experts meet with Bulgarian partners to develop NATO-wide crisis response and consequence management course

NNSA counterproliferation/counterterrorism team members worked with their counterparts in Bulgaria to develop a new course on crisis response and consequence management NATO members and partners.

April 11, 2022

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NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Boston April 13-18

NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the Boston Marathon route Wednesday, April 13, through Monday, April 18 in preparation for the race and the events related to it.