Delaware Authority on Radiation Protection
Our mission is to protect the health and safety of Delawareans by providing regulatory oversight of ionizing radiation sources used in Delaware, encouraging constructive uses of radiation, preventing exposure to radiation that may be detrimental to health, and facilitating greater understanding of natural and human generated radiation in the world around us.
¤ 7401 Declaration of policy.
It is the policy of this State in furtherance of its responsibilities to protect the public health and safety to:
- Institute and maintain a regulatory program for sources of ionizing radiation so as to provide for (i) compatibility with the standards and regulatory programs of the federal government, (ii) a single, effective system of regulation within the State, and (iii) a system consonant insofar as possible with those of other states;
- Institute and maintain a program to permit development and utilization of sources of ionizing radiation for peaceful purposes consistent with the health and safety of the public; and
- Encourage the constructive uses of radiation, and to prohibit and prevent exposure to ionizing radiation in amounts which are or may be detrimental to health.
(16 Del. C. 1953, ¤ 7401; 56 Del. Laws, c. 266, ¤ 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 192, ¤ 1.)
¤ 7402. Purpose
It is the purpose of this chapter to effectuate the policies set forth in ¤ 7401 of this title by providing a program to:
- Effectively regulate sources of ionizing radiation for the protection of occupational and public health and safety;
- Promote an orderly regulatory pattern within the State, among the states and between the federal government and the State and facilitate intergovernmental cooperation with respect to use and regulation of sources of ionizing radiation to the end that duplication of regulation may be minimized;
- Define regulatory responsibilities with respect to radioactive material;
- Permit maximum utilization of sources of ionizing radiation consistent with the health and safety of the public.
(16 Del. C. 1953, ¤ 7401; 56 Del. Laws, c. 266, ¤ 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 192, ¤ 2, 3.))