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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state and local governments. Within the EPA, there is an Office of Air and Radiation.

The EPA has seven groups of projects to protect the public from nuclear contamination:

  • Waste Management Programs
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs
  • EPA Cleanup and Multi-Agency Programs
  • Risk Assessment and Federal Guidance Programs
  • Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials Program
  • Air and Water Programs
  • Radiation Source Reduction and Management

EPA Radiation Protection Page

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