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EPA's Radiation Protection Programs have published many reports, fact sheets, lists of frequently asked questions, and other documents that contain information about various aspects of radiation protection. Many of these documents are available electronically and can be viewed and downloaded. Others you can obtain only in hard copy.

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Understanding Radiation

Becoming Aware of Radiation Sources

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Managing Radioactive Materials and Waste

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Protecting People and the Environment

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Responding to Accidents and Emergencies

This brochure explains EPA's role in preparing for and responding to emergencies.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pocket-sized guide, Communicating Radiation Risks: Crisis Communications For Emergency Responders, was developed especially for responders and government officials communicating with the public and the media — or advising those who do — during the early critical moments of a radiological emergency. It provides communications techniques and advice based on proven risk and crisis communications strategies as well as radiological scenarios and messages for use in radiological emergencies.

For printed copies of the guide or information on guide training, please e-mail radiation.information@epa.gov or call the U.S. EPA's Radiation Protection Division at 202-343-9290.

Cleaning Up Radioactive Sites

You can find documents related to Cleanup on the following pages (these are technical documents):

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Programs and Projects

Yucca Mountain

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How to Obtain Documents

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