EEOP: Resources

Environmental Radiation Monitoring Training for Tribes (ERMTT) Resources:

Emergency Preparedness::       [top]
The Idaho Radiation Emergency Preparedness Program (IREPP)
The IREPP provides a complete training approach for planning and responding to accidents involving radioactive material. It has been designed to address the training needs of all emergency response organizations. The IREPP includes training for emergency responders, hospital personnel, drill and exercise packages, and hands-on practical exercises.

Environmental Protection Agency:       [top]
Radiation Information
The basics about uranium from the USEPA. Uranium (chemical symbol U) is a naturally-occurring radioactive element, with atomic number 92. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Uranium is weakly radioactive and contributes to low levels of natural background radiation in the environment.

Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS)
The ERAMS is a national network of monitoring stations that regularly collect air, precipitation, drinking water, and milk samples for analysis of radioactivity. The ERAMS network, which has stations in each State, has been used to track environmental releases of radioactivity from nuclear weapons tests and nuclear accidents. Future uses of this network might include monitoring waste disposal and radioactive cleanup sites. ERAMS also documents the status and trends of environmental radioactivity; these data are published by NAREL in a quarterly report entitled Environmental Radiation Data.

Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS)
The ERAMS is a national network of monitoring stations that regularly collect air, precipitation, drinking water, and milk samples for analysis of radioactivity. The ERAMS network has been used to track environmental releases resulting from nuclear emergencies and to provide baseline data during routine conditions. Data generated from ERAMS provides the information base for making decisions necessary to ensure the protection of public health.

Radiation Protection
Radiation has existed everywhere in the environment since the Earth's formation--in rocks, soil, water, and plants. The mining and processing of naturally occurring radioactive materials for use in medicine, power generation, consumer products, and industry inevitably generate emissions and waste. Recognizing the potential hazards of these activities, Congress designated EPA as the primary federal agency charged with protecting people and the environment from harmful and avoidable exposure to radiation.

Basic Radiation Science:       [top]
Radiation and Life
URANIUM INFORMATION CENTRE website, with information on radiation. Good illustration of the electromagnetic spectrum. "Life on earth has developed with an ever present background of radiation. It is not something new, invented by the wit of man: radiation has always been there."

Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach (UREO)
The UREO Program is an educational and public program implemented by the Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) at Northern Arizona University (NAU). The goal of UREO is to increase awareness of uranium and radiation health effects and environmental issues for elementary students, high school students, and community members living in tribal communities that are impacted by the Nuclear Energy Cycle activities.

Non-Profit Organizations and Educational Institutions:       [top]
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology. December 11, 1954, marks the Society's historic beginning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. ANS has since developed a multifarious membership composed of approximately 10,500 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. The American Nuclear Society serves its members in their efforts to develop and safely apply nuclear science and technology for public benefit through knowledge exchange, professional development, and enhanced public understanding.

The Radiation Information Network
This WWW site contains information about Radiation and the professions of Radiation Protection.

National Safety Council - Understanding Radiation
Natural radiation is all around us. Manmade radiation benefits our daily lives in many ways, but radiation can also pose risks. Our webpage explores this complex and often misunderstood subject. Resources for journalists and teachers are also provided.

For more information, please contact:
Mansel Nelson