NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES Radiation and Drinking Water EPA Proposes Protective Action Guide for Drinking Water Following a Radio...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES Radiation and Drinking Water EPA Proposes Protective Action Guide for Drinking Water Following a Radiological Incident https://www.epa.gov/radiation/protective-action-guides-pags During a radiological emergency, such as an accident at a nuclear power plant, radioactive material can be released into the environment. This radioactive material could get into rivers, lakes and streams that are used by public water suppliers to deliver drinking water to local residents. EPA is proposing a non-regulatory Protective Action Guide (PAG) to help officials determine the best way to prevent the public from experiencing the harmful effects from radiation in drinking water during an emergency. EPA is seeking public comment on the proposed Protective Action Guide (PAG) for Radiological Incidents for up to 45 days following publication in the Federal Register.  This link will also be posted on the 2016 Reports and Publications Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ Tim Smith, Sustainable Water Resources Coordinator Government Web Site, http://acwi.gov/ Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/