Guidance: Management of radioactive liquids: review of regulatory framework

Public Health England

January 27
09:30 2021

Review of regulatory framework for management of radioactive liquids

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Public Health England, on the governments behalf, reviewed the UKs approach to regulating radioactive liquid discharges, particularly those containing very low levels of radionuclides, to ensure that it is fit for purpose. Feedback from industries and organisations generating radioactive waste and data on how other countries deal with liquids were collected.

The review found that the UKs regulatory system reflects international standards, requirements and best practice but recommendations were made to address evidence of some disproportionate requirements for radioactive liquid discharges at very low concentrations.

The recommendations are intended to inform government and environmental regulators who have responsibility for the safe regulation of radioactive liquids.

Published 27 January 2021

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