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The National Center for Radiation Field Operations (NCRFO)

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The National Center for Radiation Field Operations (NCRFO) is an essential component of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) and is key to EPA's response to radiological emergencies and accidents nationwide.

The National Center coordinates RERT field capabilities for preparedness planning, working with the Office of Emergency Management, Regional Emergency Response programs, and the Agency's Special Teams. It assesses sites contaminated with radioactive material and manages all of ORIA's field resources, such as on-site monitoring and communications equipment.

The National Center provides training on radiological emergency response field operations to EPA staff, states, tribes, local organizations and other federal agencies. In addition, it assists tribes in developing and maintaining environmental expertise through the Tribal Air Monitoring Support (TAMS) Center.

Understanding Radiation in Your Life, Your World



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