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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  • The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

    Published: Feb 10, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Permits
    • Environmental Agency
    • Regulation
    • Waste

    These regulations (amended 2018) cover many environmental factors, although for this site only radioactive substances and waste are relevant. The regulations only cover England and Wales and make provisions for environmental permits that regulate the holding of radioactive material and the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste. (Regulation in Scotland is still based on compliance with the Radioactive Substances Act 1993, and the Scottish statutory instruments made under it.

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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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