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New Interactive Web Site is Totally Rad

Release Date: 05/01/2006
Contact Information: Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / Contacto en español: Lina Younes, 202-564-9924/

(5/1/06) From seeing a stadium laser light show to receiving an x-ray, radiation is part of our lives. That's why EPA is launching RadTown USA, a new web site that uses an animated town to provide basic information on radiation in the environment. RadTown USA is a virtual community showing the wide variety of radiation sources commonly encountered in everyday life. The RadTown site features houses, a school, stadium, construction site, flying plane, moving train and much more to highlight and explain the many common sources of radiation.

The information is organized in a series of easy-to-understand fact sheets, with links to additional information resources. Every fact sheet includes the types of radiation sources at the location, the important roles that federal, state and local governments play in protection and control, and normal steps that individuals can take to protect themselves, such as applying sun block or installing radon detectors in homes.

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