Opportunity to comment on upcoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rules
On July 25, 2014, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for potential changes to 10 CFR Part 20. The goal of this effort is to achieve greater alignment between the NRC’s radiation protection regulations and the 2007 recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) contained in ICRP Publication 103. The ANPR identifies specific questions and issues that will be considered by the NRC staff in developing the draft regulatory basis. Documents associated with the proposed rulemaking can be downloaded on the NRC web site: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/rulemaking/potential-rulemaking/opt-revise.html
January is Radon Action Month. KDHE encourages all Kansas citizens to test their homes for radon, to fix any homes with elevated levels, and to build all new homes using radon resistant construction methods. Please visit the Kansas Radon website for more information.
Wolf Creek Generating Station Environmental Radiation Surveillance Report - 2013 Summary
The KDHE Wolf Creek Environmental Radiation Surveillance (ERS) program began in 1979. The purpose of the program is to detect, identify and measure radioactive material and direct radiation released to the environment from the operation of Wolf Creek Generating Station, a pressurized water nuclear reactor located near Burlington, Kansas.