Radiation Control Program
The Kansas Radiation Control Program was authorized by statute to protect public health and safety related to uses of radiation (K.S.A. 48-1601). The regulations for radiation protection developed and implemented to meet federal requirements for use of radiation (K.A.R. 28-35-133 through K.A.R. 28-35-608).
The program focus areas in the radiation control program include:
- Environmental staff collect samples around the nuclear power plant and other areas in Kansas to monitor the environment for radiation
- Radiological emergency preparedness staff help to prepare for emergencies involving radiation
- Radon staff work with radon contractors and the public to reduce the indoor levels of the radioactive and cancer causing gas
- Radioactive materials and licensing staff work with people who use radioactive materials at their place of business
- Right-to-Know staff compile and track information about hazardous chemicals used and released in the state
- X-ray staff work with people who use radiation that is machine generated such as medical and industrial x-ray equipment
For more information on these and other radiation focus areas, see the tabs on the left side of this page. The contact us link provides phone numbers and email information.
"Our mission is to protect the well-being of Kansans and the environment from the harmful effects of man-made and natural radiation. Through competent and efficient utilization of our services and enforcement, we strive to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure. We advance our mission by dedicating these efforts to our valued and respected Kansans."