THOSE DARNED CAMBRIDGE SOURCES – A Radiological Assistance Team Callout

Event Details


In 1992, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRC) agreed that DOE-EM would take responsibility for radioactive sources that NRC had identified as a threat to public health and safety. The first implementation of this agreement occurred the day following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the agencies. As it turns out, the Mound Radiological Assistance Team was given the task of retrieving sources that NRC had identified at a location in Cambridge, OH. Because policy, procedures, organization and resources for implementation of the MOU had not been developed by the agencies, considerable effort was necessary for final disposition. This presentation will discuss what happened next.


Doug Draper – Doug graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1970 with a BS in Chemistry. He obtained a Masters in Chemistry in 1980 from Xavier University before joining the Mound Health Physics Department in 1981. Doug became a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) in 1984 as one of the three CHPs working at Mound. In 1986 he became the Captain of the Radiological Assistance Team and served in that capacity until 1998.

For additional details call 937-353-4457. The presentation is free and open to the public and has ample free parking.

Mound Cold War Discovery Center
Phone: 937-247-0402