Radiological Emergencies - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Radiological Emergencies

To Report a Radioactive Materials Incident

During Business Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, call:
Radioactive Materials Unit at 651-201-4400

After Hours

Contact the Minnesota Duty Officer

Weekdays: 651-649-5451
Toll-Free: 1-800-422-0798
Satellite Phone: 1-254-543-6490

Be ready to provide the following information when contacting the Minnesota Duty Officer:

  • Name of caller
  • Telephone number for call-backs at the scene or facility
  • Have local officials been notified of incident (fire, police, sheriff)
  • Date, time and location of the incident (specific)
  • Materials and quantity involved in the incident
  • Responsible party of the incident (trucking firm name, property or business owner name, etc.)
  • What kind of assistance is requested (informational, specialized team assets, etc.)
  • What has happened or what is happening

When to call the Duty Officer

Radiation Program at MDH

Updated Friday, 17-Sep-2021 13:06:49 CDT