Update of UK Implementation of EU Directive 2013/59/EURATOM

The new Ionising Radiations Regulations (IRR17) have now been published and will come into force from 1st January 2018 and from this date completely revoke and supersede the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. The new regulations build upon the system of radiological protection developed in the UK over a number of years and update it to…

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Update of UK Implementation of EU Directive 2013/59/EURATOM

The timeline for the implementation of the Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59/EURATOM), which will be implemented in the UK by new Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) has been updated. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have advised that the new regulations (IRR17) will be implemented on 1st January 2018. It is expected that from late…

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The European Commission (EC) has published the final draft reference document for Monitoring of Emissions to Air and Water from those installations covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). The IED is transposed into legislation in England and Wales by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, via the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland)…

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‘Defence in Depth’ (DiD) has become a fundamental aspect of the analysis of the adequacy of technical systems to ensure nuclear safety. It provides a systematic means to analyse and ensure layers of systems to prevent or mitigate accidents. This was discussed in International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) publication Defence in Depth in Nuclear Safety…

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The transport of radioactive materials and waste (Class 7 dangerous goods) in Great Britain is regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) which implements ADR – the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road…

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