UK Environmental Permitting Regulations (radioactive material and waste)

Ionactive summary guidance on UK Environmental Permitting Regulations. Since the UK is formed into devolved administrations, this guidance takes a different approach to our IRR17 guide (where we examine compliance with each regulation in turn). This guide written by Mark Ramsay, Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA), takes a more practical approach. There is less emphasis on individual regulation and more emphasise on practical compliance with permits / registrations / authorisations in the workplace. This may be useful to other RWAs, Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS), environment managers, Radiation Protection Officers and other users of radioactive materials and generators of radioactive waste.

This resource is a summary of the Ionactive 'Radioactive Substances and Waste - Environmental Compliance Course' which is available for purchase on our online training platform (completion of which will lead to a certificate being awarded).

  • 1. Radioactive Substances - an environmental compliance definition

    Published: Feb 26, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • Radioactive substances
    • Radioactive materials

    A summary of the definitions used to describe radioactive substances in the UK

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  • 2. Radioactive Waste - an environmental compliance definition

    Published: Feb 25, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • Radioactive Waste

    A summary of the definitions used to describe radioactive waste in the UK

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  • 1. Environmental protection legislation in the UK for radioactive material & radioactive waste

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Public Resources

    A summary of environmental protection legislation in the UK for radioactive material & radioactive waste

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  • 2. UK Regulators for radioactive substances and waste

    Published: Feb 19, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resources

    A brief summary of the regulators for radioactive substances and waste in the UK who will assess 'permit' (etc) applications, modifications and revocations, and who will conduct site visits to inspect compliance.

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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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