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Where can I locate information about radiation and EPA's role in protecting people and the environment?  What do I do if there is a radiological emergency?

EPA is the primary federal agency charged with protecting people and the environment from harmful and avoidable exposure to radiation.

EPA's Radiation Protection Web site is located at the following URL:

This page contains links to radiation topics and programs, common questions, and fact sheets.

You can review numerous frequently asked questions about radiation protection activities at:

If an accident or other emergency involving radioactive materials occurs, report it to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

More information about radiological emergency response, including contact information, can be found at:

You can also contact the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Radiation Protection Division at the following address.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Radiation Protection Division
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (MC 6608J)
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Phone:  202-343-9290
FAX:  202-343-2304

You can also submit additional  questions at:

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  • Topic #: 23002-24382
  • Date Created: 12/13/2004
  • Last Modified Since: 2/5/2014
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