Environmental radiation

Useful rules of thumb, frequently asked questions, hints and tips based on exposures to environmental radiation. Many of these can be used for training resource when consideration risks from occupational exposure. Resource also includes information which may be useful for those in the UK who need to apply to the relevant environment agencies of the devolved UK administrations for permissions to use radioactive sources or the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste.

  • What is BAT (Best Available Techniques) as applied to UK environmental permits involving radioactive material or waste?

    Published: Feb 20, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • BAT Assessment
    • Environmental Protection
    • Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA)

    A summary of BAT as applied to working with radioactive materials and radioactive waste in the UK.

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  • What is a category 5 radioactive sealed source (UK)?

    Published: Feb 20, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • A/D
    • Radioactive source
    • Category 5 sealed source
    • D (Danger) Value

    A brief explanation of 'category 5' radioactive sealed sources.

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  • Radiation exposure to passengers of commercial aircraft

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Radioactive bananas (Banana equivalent dose)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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