HDER - Homeland Defense Equipment Registry

Deadline: Ongoing


Grant Description


To help protect the nation against radiological terrorist threats, DOE is working with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to make this oldergeneration

equipment available to emergency preparedness organizations (e.g., Civil Defense) in major U.S. cities. DOE is also working with the

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to distribute these instruments internationally for use in responding to industrial accidents as well as terrorist threats. This electronic equipment would otherwise be disposed of as hazardous waste at a considerable cost to American



Other older generation security equipment stored around the DOE Complex is also potentially valuable in mitigating terrorist, chemical, biological,

radiological, and nuclear threats. Equipment such as weapons detection systems, gloveboxes, and air samplers and other laboratory analytical

equipment and supplies may be added to the HDER Program in the future.


For more information, contact:

Richard Meehan

U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Assets Utilization AU-62

Oak Ridge Operations

P. O. Box 2001, MS G-045

Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Phone: (865) 576-2598