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Radioactive Materials

The Radioactive Materials Program is responsible for naturally occurring radioactive material found in the oil, gas, brine, chemical, and water treatment industries subject to state control under the authority of the Public Health Code - Part 135 of 1978 PA 368, as amended. Michigan's Ionizing Radiation Rules contain the applicable regulatory requirements for protection of health, safety, and the environment. Unit staff also respond to incidents and emergencies involving radioactive materials and work with other state and federal agencies on the identification and remediation of contaminated sites and in the safe management of radioactive wastes.


Radioactive Materials Unit General Info:

Immediate Assistance During Business Hours M-F (8-5) Environmental Assistance Center (EAC):

24-Hr Immediate Assistance 
Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS)


Ionizing Radiation Rules

The Ionizing Radiation Rules of the State of Michigan govern the receipt, possession, use, and disposal of state-controlled radioactive material. 

Radiation rules governing the use of x-ray equipment and other electronic devices that produce ionizing radiation, contact the Radiation Safety Section within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (517-284-7820).

Byproduct, source, and special nuclear material are regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Michigan. For additional information about the licensing and registration, including reciprocity, for the use of these materials, please contact the NRC Region III office.