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Section 1: Radiation Programs
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The Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) regulates the use of radiation-generating equipment (like X-ray machines), and the use and disposal of radioactive material. Owners of radiation-generating equipment must register their machines with DWMRC. Individuals possessing or using radioactive material or devices containing radioactive material must be issued a Specific License from DWMRC, or they must receive radioactive material under a General License.

The DWMRC issues Generator Site Access Permits to individuals wanting to dispose of radioactive waste at the EnergySolutions low-level radioactive waste facility in Clive, Utah. DWMRC also licenses low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities and uranium mill sites. For licensing questions involving low-level waste disposal facilities or uranium mill sites contact DWMRC directly at (801) 536-4250.

DWMRC’s X-ray Program certifies individuals as Qualified Experts (individuals approved to perform inspections or radiation-generating equipment), Mammography Imaging Medical Physicists, and Certified Installers (of radiation-generating equipment).

1 Do you work with radiation or x-ray generating equipment, radioactive material, devices containing radioactive material, exit signs, radon, or do you want to dispose of radioactive waste in Utah?

For related information on radiation, visit our Related Topics page.

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