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Special Training Materials

Realistic training is enhanced by the use of relevant quantities of nuclear and radiological materials. These materials force teams to exercise the full range of their equipment and to properly exercise tactics, techniques and procedures.

The Y-12 site license allows the use of weapons-grade nuclear material, providing trainees the opportunity to recognize and detect materials of greatest concern. Available materials
include:

Scenario-Driven Training

Y-12’s Nuclear and Radiological Field Training Center equips military units, as well as federal, state and local emergency response agencies with the hands-on skills and knowledge they need to safely detect, safeguard and handle real nuclear and radiological sources. To test their skills, Y‑12 has developed training exercises that include the following scenarios:

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