EDEN formed a radiological team in the fall of 2010 to examine radiological issues and provide EDEN with guidance and information toward helping Extension prepare to be a resource during events involving release of nuclear material.
The team, led by Ray Burden (TN), met by conference call in December, 2010, to outline the directions the group would take. Working on the project are Curt Emanuel, Steve Cain and Abby Lillpop (IN), Virginia Morgan (AL), Gordon Cleveland (APHIS), and Louis Lirette (LA).
In response to the nuclear incident in Japan March 11, Ray Burden created an EDEN blog post called Radiation Basics. Curt Emanuel, starting with the blog, developed a Radiation Fact Sheet, which he distributed through the EDEN delegate list-serve on March 17. EDEN's second blog on the subject was posted April 1, touching on U.S. agency response to food safety concerns.
Contact Ray Burden (TN) if you are interested in joining EDEN's radiological team.