Radiation emergency response
The EPA’s Radiation Protection section now has its own dedicated Emergency Response Team (ERT).
The team will respond to any radiation incidents including hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear incidents.
The new team adds to the EPA’s existing emergency response capacity, ensuring round-the-clock ability to respond to pollution and radiation incidents. The Radiation ERT has its own identifiable field wear and vehicle. This will enable the EPA to deliver more robust and professional support to the emergency services (including SA Police and the Metropolitan Fire Service), industry and the public when dealing with any radiation incidents in South Australia.
This approach supports the EPA Strategic Plan and builds on existing links with the State Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Services.
If you need to report a radiation incident, please call the Radiation ERT on 1800 307 733.