A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Radiation Protection Programs

NOTE: For x-ray producing machines (such as those used in Healthcare), please contact the Department of Community Health at (404) 657-5400.

Dave Matos, Program Manager 2
Phone: (404) 363-7127  Fax: (404) 363-7100
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Radioactive Materials Program

Irene Bennett, Program Manager 1
Phone: (404) 362-4860  Fax: (404) 363-7100
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The Radioactive Materials Program implements the Georgia Radiation Control Act and the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Radioactive Materials.  The Program handles licensing, inspections and enforcement of users of ionizing radiation in the State of Georgia.  In addition, the Program also investigates incidents involving radioactive materials.

  • Regulate use of radioactive materials other than at nuclear reactors.
  • Administer the Georgia Radiation Control Act.
  • License and inspect users of radioactive materials.
  • Primary state responder for incidents involving radioactive materials and radiation exposure at licensed facilities.
  • Member of emergency response team for incidents at nuclear power plants.
  • Inspect and assure compliance at facilities including hospitals, doctors offices, radiopharmacies, industrial radiography, colleges, universities, environmental laboratories, industrial plants with gauging devices, and consultants.

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Environmental Radiation Program

Barty Simonton, Team Leader
Phone: (404) 362-2675  Fax: (404) 362-2653
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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.

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