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How is the public protected from risks from radiation?
Background radiation is controlled and limited.
Radiation exposure from x-rays and other medical procedures for individual persons is tracked by an international data base.
Radon released by individual homes is tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Specifications for X-ray machines are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission mandates that all spent nuclear fuel be stored in Yucca Mountain, Nevada.