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Radiological Transportation Accidents
LESSON:  Information Sources
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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  Tri-blade radiation symbol.

There are three basic labels which are used to identify radioactive materials:

  • Radioactive White - I
  • Radioactive Yellow - II
  • Radioactive Yellow - III

All of the labels bear the distinctive tri-blade symbol which is universal for the identification of radioactivity or radiation.

By looking at a package's label, one can determine the hazards associated with it without the aid of a radiation monitoring device.

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