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Radiation Emergencies
Emergency Response:

(Defining EPA's Emergency Response Roles)

Emergency Preparedness
and Response

The authority for EPA's radiological emergency preparedness and response activities comes from many sources, such as laws and orders from the president.

Other documents, such as federal emergency response plans and regulations, further define the Agency's role during federal responses. In addition, EPA works with other countries to plan its role in responding to a foreign radiological incident that may affect the United States.

Each of the sources below, helps define EPA's authority and responsibilities during peacetime radiation emergencies:


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