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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-41) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, (CBRNE) consequences are the result of an accident or intentional incident involving chemical agents, biological agents, radiological sources, nuclear devices, or high-yield explosives, and/or industrial materials that are hazardous by themselves or when mixed with other material, including hazards from industrial pollutants and waste, and will produce a toxic effect in exposed personnel.



Acronym:

CBRNE

Broader Terms:

74D
biological weapon
chemical and biological warfare
Defense Support of Civil Authorities
radiological accident
radiological bomb
Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center

Narrower Terms:

biological agent
biological defense
biological hazard
biological warfare
chemical agent
chemical-biological agent
nuclear accident
nuclear bomb
nuclear fireball
nuclear warfare
response force

Related Terms:

20th Support Command
chemical agent detector kit
chemical agent monitor
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives consequence management
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
radioactive waste


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