Background: Decontamination and Martial Law in the Anthrax Age

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Session Title:

  • Decontamination, Surveillance and Ready Made Martial Law in the Anthrax Age

Presentation Title:

  • Background: Decontamination and Martial Law in the Anthrax Age

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Abstract:

  • The threat of terrorism has made Martial Law seem acceptable to many. Thus in the event of a suspected release of a nuclear, chemical, or biological agent, the area, city, state, or the like, of the release, may be cordoned off to prevent victims, patients, suspects, or others who may be potentially contaminated from leaving the scene of the release without first undergoing decontamination.

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