Environment (radiation)

A set of links for environmental radiation compliance and similar. UK based, but many of the links have their origins in international recommendations (e.g. ICRP, IAEA, EU Directives).

  • Radon in the workplace

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: HSE

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Radon

    Useful HSE resource on the radioactive gas radon, which is a potential hazard in many homes and workplaces in the UK. With respect to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17), employers may be ‘working with ionising radiation’ if they have radon levels above 300 Bq /m3 (annual average concentration). Employers are required to review potential radon levels in their workplace, the result of which may require further monitoring or mitigation (e.g. forced ventilation). Ionactive can provide a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) service for radon exposure in the workplace.

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  • Information about radioactive substances - registrations and authorisations (Scotland)

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: SEPA

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Scotland
    • SEPA

    Essential resource for anyone in Scotland who needs to apply for, comply with or revoke an authorisation made under the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018. This will cover the use of sealed radioactive sources, unsealed radioactive materials and the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste. You may notice that this scheme is similar to that run under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA93).

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  • Information about radioactive substance sites - permits etc (Wales)

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: Natural Resources Wales

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Wales
    • Permits

    Essential resource for anyone in Wales who needs to apply for, comply with or revoke a permit made under the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016. This will cover the use of sealed radioactive sources, unsealed radioactive materials and the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste. You might notice that the documents are more or less identical to the English versions, but devolution dictates that this is now managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

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  • Radioactive substances regulation (RSR) for non-nuclear sites (England)

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Environmental Agency
    • England
    • Permits

    Essential resource for anyone in England who needs to apply for, comply with or revoke a permit made under the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016. This will cover the use of sealed radioactive sources, unsealed radioactive materials and the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste.

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  • Pollution inventory reporting: guidance notes (radioactive)

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Pollution
    • Reporting

    If you are having fun using the Pollution Inventory Electronic Data Capture System (PIEDC) to submit annual radioactive waste returns, then this guidance document is well worth a read :)

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  • The pollution inventory reporting system - PIEDC (radioactive)

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • PIEDC
    • Radioactive
    • Pollution

    Having trouble finding the Pollution Inventory Electronic Data Capture System (PIEDC) - Radioactive Substances on the Environment Agency Website? This link takes you to the front page of the system (good luck from them on!).

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