Radiation Protection (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Wisconsin

Applies to States or Provinces Wisconsin
Name WI Radiation Protection
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/254/III/31

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/radiation/monitoring/index.htm


This statute seeks to regulate radioactive materials, to encourage the constructive uses of radiation, and to prohibit and prevent exposure to radiation in amounts which are or may be detrimental to health. Any installation of ionizing radiation equipment must be registered with the State.

Testing for radiation emission will be conducted within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant, and the owners of each nuclear power plant in the state will be charged an annual fee of $30,000 per plant, to finance radiation monitoring under this section. The State of Wisconsin's radiation control agency is given broad responsibility under this statute for rule-making and enforcement, education, investigation, training, research, radiation measurement, and inspection.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Don Hendrikse
Department Department of Health Services
Division Radiation Protection Section
Address P.O. Box 2659
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53701-2659
Phone (608) 267-4790

Email Don.Hendrikse@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Date Effective 01/2009