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Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs: Overview

EPA prepares for and responds to emergencies involving radioactive materials. In the event of a radiological emergency, EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) works with other federal agencies, state and local governments and first responders, and international organizations to monitor, contain, and clean up the release. Throughout the response, EPA uses its protective action guidelines to help determine what actions are necessary to protect people from harmful exposure to radiation.

Emergency Response
These pages describe how EPA prepares for and responds to emergencies involving radioactive materials.

Orphan Sources
This site contains information about EPA's voluntary programs and training to help reduce the incidences of human exposure from orphaned sealed radioactive sources.

Laboratory Services and Field Operations
These pages describe EPA's analytical and field operations centers of excellence.

Regional Programs
This area contains contact and descriptive information about the radiation protection activities at EPA's 10 Regional program offices.

RadMap
RadMap is a stand-alone GIS map that is available for emergency response communities.

 


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