The Radiation Monitoring Center is responsible for the environmental radiation detection and investigation. To protect people against dangers caused by ionizing radiation, Radiation Monitoring Center (RMC) has settled up monitoring systems around the nuclear facilities and in various regions, strengthen the analysis and measurement of different kinds of environmental samples.
For enhancing radiation monitoring relevant technical capabilities and promoting laboratory quality certification, RMC is engaged in international data comparing with IAEA test samples and technical information exchanges actively to ensure the data are consistently accurate and precise.
"Taiwan Radiation Monitoring Station" was established in 1974 as a subsidiary government agency under Atomic Energy Council to carry out domestic environmental radiation detection services to safeguard the radiation safety and was in charge of detecting radioactive fallout since September in the same year.
The new building was completed in 1976.
The "Organic Act of Taiwan Radiation Monitoring Station" was promulgated by the president in 1980, and started to process environmental background radiation survey, environmental radiation monitoring around Nuclear Power Plants, Lan-Yu radioactive waste storage site and nuclear research reactors.
The "Organic Act of the Radiation Monitoring Center, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan" was promulgated by the president in 1996. The RMC become "the central laboratory for radioactive analysis of environmental samples" to enhance radiation monitoring capabilities and promoting laboratory quality certification, and is engaged in international data comparing with IAEA test samples and technical information exchanges actively to ensure the data are consistently accurate and precise.
Formulation and implementation of environmental radiation measurement plans.
Measurement of natural ionizing radiation in the environment.
Radioactive fallout detection.
Measurement of radioactivity level in foods and drinking water.
Measurement of ionizing radiation in the immediate environment of nuclear and other radiation emitting facilities.
Measurement of environmental radiation arising from treatment storage, transport and final disposal of radioactive waste.
Monitoring and radioactive analysis of radiation hazards by nuclear accidents.
Assessments radiation exposure of the public.
Research and development of radiation measurement technology.
Providing information of radiation detecting, monitoring, and assessing results regularly, and announced abnormal conditions of radiation detection results immediately.
Other tasks related to environmental radiation monitoring.
No.80, Sec. 1, Chenggong Rd., Yonghe Dist., New Taipei City 234, Taiwan (R.O.C.)