*** THIS IS AN EXERCISE: THIS IS NOT A REAL EVENT. ***
For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2009 • 6:00 p.m.
A dirty bomb is constructed to spread a limited amount of radioactive material with explosives. It is NOT a nuclear bomb. Unless you were in the immediate area of the blasts today, it’s unlikely you were contaminated enough to cause any harm.
For anyone who believes they may have been contaminated from being in the Albany area at the time of the blasts:
- • Take off your clothes, including shoes or boots, and put all in a sealed plastic bag. Write your name on the bag and put it where people and animals cannot touch it. Bagged clothing can be examined later to determine if you were contaminated.
- Take a long shower, or wash your body and hair all over with soap and water. Put on clean clothes.
- Call the Vermont Department of Health at 800-439-8550, or dial 2-1-1 for further instructions.
Anyone who is in Vermont is NOT in immediate danger. Vermonters and visitors in our state are advised to:
- Stay where you are. Do not travel to Albany until it is known to be safe.
- If you have family members visiting or working in Albany, dial 2-1-1 to check in. We will work to get you information as soon as possible.
- Stay tuned to TV or radio for regular updates and instructions.
Regular updates, information and instructions will be provided through TV and radio. You can also visit http://healthvermont.gov - or - dial 2-1-1 for information in any language.