A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Environmental Radiation Program

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Radiation Program
4244 International Parkway, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA  30354
Office: 404.362.2675
Fax: 404.363.7100
Barty.Simonton@dnr.ga.gov

Environmental Radiation Program

The Environmental Radiation Program works with state, local and federal authorities on radiological emergency preparedness.  The Program is involved with emergency plan development, emergency responder training and readiness exercises.

  • Primary state responder to incidents at nuclear power plants.

  • Oversee remedial actions involving radioactive materials.

  • Maintain environmental radiation monitoring networks around commercial and defense nuclear facilities in or bordering Georgia.

  • Provide limited radio-analytical laboratory support to EPD's drinking water and other regulatory programs.

 

Emergency Response

The Environmental Radiation Program is responsible for emergency response to radiological incidents throughout the State of Georgia.

  • When an emergency occurs involving a licensee, staff from the Radioactive Materials Program may assist the Environmental Radiation Program in evaluating the incident.
  • The Radioactive Materials Program is also prepared to assist the Environmental Radiation Program with Emergency Response at facilities that are licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

 

Staff Directory

     
Team Leader Barty Simonton Barty.Simonton@dnr.ga.gov
Environmental Specialist/Inspector/Laboratory Liz Seale Liz.Seale@dnr.ga.gov
Environmental Specialist/Inspector/Field Monitoring Sean Hayes Sean.Hayes@dnr.ga.gov