Thursday, October 8, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an initial notification on a safety investigation of CT brain perfusion scans. FDA has become aware of radiation overexposure during perfusion CT imaging to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a stroke.
For more information, please see FDA's Safety Investigation of CT Brain Perfusion Scans: Update November 9, 2010
Radiation Emergency Contact Information
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Radiation Management emergency cell phone number is 303-877-9757. The cell phone is active 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
The Department's 24-hour Environmental Release and Incident Reporting line remains active at 877-518-5608.
During business hours, non-emergency radiation management calls can be directed to Steve Tarlton, 303-692-3423.
Summary of Requirements for In Situ Uranium Recovery for a Radioactive Materials License from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and an Underground Injection Control Permit from the US EPA
Over the past several years, working with stakeholder groups and across programmatic lines, the state health department has sought to integrate and standardize regulatory requirements for naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and technically enhanced radioactive material (TENORM). Added incentive came with EPA's changes to the limitation of uranium in drinking water, which expanded the universe of water treatment facilities that could generate TENORM in the drinking water purification process. As a result of this work, the Department has developed draft guidance for drinking water treatment residuals containing TENORM. This guidance provides a matrix for determining the disposal options for NORM and TENORM material.