This Practice Note provides a snapshot of the 1994 Convention on Nuclear Safety. The note summarises the key articles and how the Convention has been implemented in Europe and the UK. It also looks at the future of the Convention following the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011.
This Practice Note provides the background to the Euratom Treaty and the evolving position on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Community as a corollary of Brexit. It includes discussion of Brexit and nuclear research and investment, Brexit and nuclear health and safety standards, Brexit and supply of nuclear fuel, Brexit and nuclear safeguards, Brexit and the nuclear common market, and Brexit and nuclear international agreements. It also discusses the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018, the Nuclear Safeguards Regulations, and the government’s Brexit White Paper of 12 July 2018.
This Practice Note considers health and safety obligations connected with nuclear decommissioning.
This Practice Note summarises the requirements of the key regulations that apply in Great Britain in respect of protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. This Practice Note’s focus is the provisions of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
This Practice Note summarises the regulatory requirements placed on UK non-nuclear sites in respect of receipt, storage, use and disposal of radioactive material and radioactive waste. It includes details of the requirements of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/Euratom (BSSD 2013). It is of relevance to non-nuclear sites such as hospitals handling radioactive materials, universities handling radioactive materials and industrial sites handling radioactive materials.
This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content. This Practice Note sets out European requirements on the Safety of Nuclear Installations Directive 2009/71/Euratom. It considers the Directive’s objectives, scope, aims, national framework and national implementation.
This Practice Note summarises and explains the England and Wales contaminated land regime (under the Environmental Protection Act 1990) for dealing with harm attributable to radioactivity (‘the Radioactive Contaminated Land Regime’ or ‘RCL Regime’).
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