MANILA (DWDD) – Radiation-related incidents can be contained with the deployment of the Mobile Expert Support Teams (MEST) van of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
MEST is an innovation that could assist law enforcement agencies, according to DOST-PNRI.
For example, the Philippine National Police can use this van in preventing, mitigating, and apprehending suspects and criminals involved in radiological and nuclear material smuggling.
The Tyvek Suit on the foreground is typically worn during radiation-related incidents as these are non-flammable and resistant to water, chemical, and tear.
The DOST-PNRI van is on display at the disaster cluster exhibit dubbed “#handatayo” of the 2017 National Science and Technology Week celebration recently at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
This innovation is in line with the DOST’s thrust to provide S&T services down to the grassroots level particularly in the regions. #ScienceforthePeople #2017nstw #dostPH. DOST / Photo by Rodolfo P. de Guzman / S&T Media Service / MCAG