Radiation Control Program


Mission Statement
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.

Contacting the Radiation Control Program during the COVID-19 situation:

Email: The KDHE Radiation Control Program section emails are being checked daily Monday – Friday. These emails will be answered as quickly as possible. Email is preferred as most of our staff are working remotely during this COVID-19 situation. It will ensure that you get the quickest answer to your questions or concerns. The email addresses are:

X-Ray Compliance: kdhe.xray@ks.gov
Radioactive Materials: kdhe.ram@ks.gov
Kansas Radon: kdhe.radon@ks.gov
Right-to-know: kdhe.rtk@ks.gov

Phone: The main phone number for the Radiation Control Program is 785-296-1560. A voicemail can be left at this number, but it may take extra time to have your call returned. Voicemail cannot be checked as frequently due to the COVID-19 situation and staff working remotely.

Mail: If you have no access to email, you can still contact the Radiation Control Program by mail. Keep in mind, mail may not be picked up daily and a reply to mail will take longer than an email due to our staff working remotely. The mailing address is KDHE, Radiation Control Program, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 330, Topeka, KS 66612.


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Radiation Contact Information

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 Sign
  • 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.

Mission Statement

"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."