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Nuclear Safety Division

The Nuclear Safety Division conducts a comprehensive nuclear power plant oversight review program of the nine reactors at the five nuclear power sites in Pennsylvania. It also monitors the activities associated with management and disposal of low-level radioactive waste in Pennsylvania and provides planning and support for Bureau of Radiation Protection response to incidents involving nuclear power plants and/or radioactive materials in Pennsylvania. The Radiation Protection Act (1984-147) established a fee system which requires the nuclear utilities in Pennsylvania to pay for the costs associated with the implementation of the nuclear power plant oversight and emergency response programs.

Contacting the Nuclear Safety Division:

Phone: 717-787-2163
Fax: 717-783-8965

To email the Nuclear Safety Division please see the DEPs contact page.

2017 Radiation Protection Act Report to the General Assembly Pursuant to Act 31 of 2007 (PDF)

Nuclear Safety

The Nuclear Safety Division has established a comprehensive nuclear power plant oversight review program at the five nuclear power sites in Pennsylvania. This oversight responsibility includes routine site visits and safety review activities, review of all license amendments, evaluation of generic and specific nuclear safety issues and participation in nuclear power plant emergency exercises.

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DEP/BRP Issued Fact Sheets on Nuclear Safety: