Information about radioactive substances - registrations and authorisations (Scotland)

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

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: SEPA

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    • 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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