For more information, contact:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Radiological Health
Radioactive Materials Program
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
Phone: (402) 471-2079
Toll Free Phone: (888)242-1100 Option #8
Overview of the Radioactive Materials Program:
Nebraska signed an agreement with the Atomic Energy Commission (now the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission) on October 1, 1966. This agreement gave Nebraska the authority to license and regulate radioactive material users in the State. The Nebraska Radioactive Materials Program was established to enforce the appropriate provisions of the Radiation Control Act (Statutes 71-3501-3520).
The Program licenses users, including hospitals, universities, industrial facilities, and doctors.
The radioactive material used may be contained in a medical pharmaceutical or inside an industrial device such as a moisture density gauge or a static eliminator. The program staff works to ensure the safe use, possession, transfer, and disposal of radioactive materials in the State.
The Program regulates the use of by-product and naturally occurring or accelerator produced radioactive material (NARM) in the State. In accordance with the Radiation Control Act, the program must provide effective regulation of sources of ionizing radiation for the protection of occupational safety, public health and safety, and the environment. Inspections, enforcement, and licensing are components of the Nebraska Radioactive Materials Program.
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