Legislation Guidance

A set of articles, guidance and comment on radiation protection legislation compliance in the UK.

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  • 3. Permits, registrations and authorisations for radioactive substances and waste in the UK

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resources

    A summary of the various permits, registrations and authorisations for radioactive substances and waste in the UK.

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  • 4. Sealed and unsealed radioactive sources

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resources

      Tags:
    • sealed radioactive source
    • Unsealed radioactive source

    A concise description of a sealed radioactive source and an unsealed radioactive source (material). Useful when determining what type of permit (authorisation etc) you require from the UK environment agencies.

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  • 5. High Activity Sealed Sources (HASS)

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resources

      Tags:
    • HASS source
    • High Activity Sealed Source
    • D-Values
    • HASS thresholds

    A summary of the nature and significance of the HASS source. Useful if you wish to obtain a HASS permit (authorisation etc) in the UK.

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  • 6. Sealed source category and the 'D' value

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • D value
    • sealed radioactive source
    • Radioactive source security
    • Counter Terrorism Security Adviser (CTSA)

    A summary of the category of sealed radioactive sealed sources in the UK, including the A/D calculation.

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  • 7. Summary of management conditions - radioactive substances and waste

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resources

      Tags:
    • Radioactive substances management
    • Radioactive waste management
    • Permit conditions
    • Standard Rules
    • Bespoke permit conditions

    A summary of the standard rules and bespoke permit (authorisations etc) conditions for use of radioactive substances and the accumulation and disposal of radioactive wastes in the UK.

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  • IRR17 (1) - Citation and commencement

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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