Mid-Atlantic Region Radiation Program
The EPA Region 3 Radiation Program's mission is to protect human health and the environment from harmful levels of ionizing radiation.
US EPA's Radiation Program carries out the Agency's mission to issue policy guidance and regulations, measure environmental radiation levels, evaluate the impact of radiation on public health, respond to emergencies involving radiation, work with state and local governments and industry groups to reduce harmful levels of radiation, and provide information to the public.
In Region 3, the radiation program:
- informs people about the hazards of radon gas and other forms of ionizing radiation
- provides technical support on ionizing radiation issues to federal, state, and local government agencies
- regulates radionuclide emissions and provides guidance on compliance with the Clean Air Act's National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) on radionuclides
- provides technical support for cleanup of radiation-contaminated sites
- assists in Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency exercise evaluations about dispersal of radioactive materials
The links below are provided to answer many of the common questions we receive from the public. We have also provided links to other EPA Radiation sites and other government agencies.
EPA Radiation Links
RadTown USA is a virtual community showing a wide variety of radiation sources and uses as you may encounter them in everyday life.
Other Federal Radiation Programs
Non-Federal Radiation Programs
Air Protection Division
Tel. - 215-814-3422