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What is EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Team?

The Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) is a team of multidisciplinary, specially trained staff from EPA headquarters, its national radiation laboratories, and the Agency's ten regional offices. The team provides critical scientific and technical expertise to complement other government services during radiological emergencies. The RERT responds to emergencies that can range from accidents at nuclear power plants, to transportation accidents involving shipments of radioactive materials, to deliberate acts of nuclear terrorism. Learn more about the role of the Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT).

During an emergency situation the RERT provides monitoring and data analysis services both at labs and, if needed, at the response site. EPA has the capability to deploy mobile incident command posts and mobile radiation monitoring labs to manage and monitor the situation wherever it may occur. The team can be reached at any time through the National Response Center.



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