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Hazardous Materials

Top Hazardous Materials Incidents

Chemicals are found everywhere. They purify drinking water, increase crop production and simplify household chores. But chemicals also can be hazardous to humans or the environment if used or released improperly. Hazards can occur during production, storage, transportation, use or disposal. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment where you live, work or play.

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Operating Nuclear Power Reactors

A nuclear power reactor is a  facility that makes electricity by the continuous splitting of uranium atoms  (i.e., a nuclear reaction). This facility is often referred to as a nuclear power plant. This resource provides information about specific operating nuclear power reactors that NRC regulates.

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Radiation Emergencies

If a radiation emergency occurs, you can take actions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets. Get inside. Stay inside, Stay tuned.

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