Environmental Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants for Radiological Emissions

Section 254.41 of the Wisconsin Statutes requires the Department of Health Services (DHS) to collect and test environmental samples for radiation emission in any area of the state within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant.

Environmental monitoring programs cover the following nuclear power plants

The activities involved in monitoring the nuclear power plants consist of the collection of various types of environmental samples from the air, water and terrestrial exposure pathways; analysis of the samples for radioactivity; and publication and public distribution of Environmental Monitoring Reports.

Environmental monitoring links

Contact Information

 Radiation Protection Section
 P.O. Box 2659
 Madison, WI  53701-2659
  (608) 267-4797

Radiological environmental monitoring program staff:  Bob Busch, 608-267-7320, Robert.BuschJr@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Last Revised: March 26, 2015