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Nuclear & Radiation Safety

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is responsible for protecting Illinois residents from the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation. IEMA is recognized across the nation and around the world as a leader in radiation safety. The agency administers more than two dozen programs to protect citizens and the environment, including:

  • the nation’s most comprehensive monitoring system for the 11 operating nuclear power reactors in Illinois

  • Resident Inspectors at each nuclear power plant to conduct independent safety inspections of critical safety systems

  • inspection and escort of spent nuclear fuel shipments

  • inspection and regulation of 750 radioactive materials licensees and 35,000 x-ray machines

  • accreditation of radiation technologists

  • licensing of radon measurement and mitigation professionals

  • oversight of cleanup efforts at sites contaminated with radioactive materials

Nuclear & Radiation Safety Programs of Interest