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Title: Radioactive substances regulation
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Environment Agency is the principal regulator in England and Wales under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 [RSA93]. This Act is concerned with the keeping, use and disposal of radioactive substances and in particular, the regulation of radioactive waste. This duty involves assessing, authorising, inspecting and enforcing under the relevant legislation. Radioactive substances are present in the environment as a result both of natural processes and of man's technological developments. The Environment Agency's objective is to regulate the controlled and cautious use of radioactive substances so as to protect the environment. The Agency's role is to combine an understanding of the hazards and their associated consequences with a detailed knowledge of how they can be eliminated or controlled and managed and to apply this expertise to each situation which it regulates.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Radioactive pollutantsWaste disposalRegulationsInformation dissemination
Extent: n.p. [2]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1260
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