TITLE:  DoD Directive 5230.16, "Nuclear Accident and Incident Public Affairs (PA) Guidance", December 20, 1993

SUMMARY: This Directive reissues DoD Directive 5230.16, February 7, 1983 to update DoD policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the prompt release of information to the public in the interest of public safety, and to prevent public alarms in the event of accidents or significant incidents involving nuclear weapons or nuclear components, radioactive material, nuclear weapon launch or transport vehicles (when a nuclear weapon is aboard), or nuclear reactors under DoD control. Updates DoD policy, responsibilities, and procedures during an improvised nuclear device (IND) incident.

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OPR:  ASD(PA), 703-697-5131