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					Radioactive Waste

Principal_Legislation
Regulations
Standards_and_Guidance
RSA93_Exemption_Orders

Principal Legislation

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (as amended by the Environment Act 1995)
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1993/Ukpga_19930012_en_1.htm

Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (as amended 1969) (for Nuclear Licensed sites)

Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Parts II and IIA) (as amended)
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1990/Ukpga_19900043_en_1.htm

Environment Act 1995 (Chapter 25)
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1995/Ukpga_19950025_en_1.htm

Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1991/Ukpga_19910027_en_1.htm

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Regulations

The Special Waste Regulations (As amended) 1996, SI 1996 No. 972 and 2019
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1996/Uksi_19960972_en_1.htm
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1996/Uksi_19962019_en_1.htm

The Special Waste (Amendment) England and Wales Regulations 2001, SI 2001 No. 3148
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2001/20013148.htm

Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances) (Amendment) (Hazardous
Waste Incineration) Regulations 1998, SI 1998 No. 767
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1998/19980767.htm

The Radioactive Substances (Appeals) regulations 1990 SI 1990 No. 2504
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1990/Uksi_19902504_en_1.htm

Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1493/93 -shipments of radioactive substances between
Member States

The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument 2005 No.
894 The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005

The Waste Management Licensing (England and Wales) (Amendment and Related
Provisions) Regulations 2005 - Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 883 The Waste Management
Licensing (England and Wales) (Amendment and Related Provisions) Regulations 2005

The Waste Management Licensing (England and Wales)(Amendment and Related
Provisions)(No. 2) Regulations 2005 - Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 1528 The Waste
Management Licensing (England and Wales)(Amendment and Related Provisions)(No. 2)
Regulations 2005
The Waste Management Licensing (England and Wales)(Amendment and Related
Provisions)(No. 3) Regulations 2005 - Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 1728 The Waste
Management Licensing (England and Wales)(Amendment and Related Provisions)(No. 3)
Regulations 2005

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Standards and Guidance

IAEA Safety Fundamentals, Safety Series No.111-F. The Principles of Radioactive Waste
Management, Vienna, 1995.

Revised Basic Safety Standards, Euratom 96/29

Field Guide for EA Inspectors, ref. Small Users Liaison Group Minutes

Guidance on Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste – guidance for use by site inspectors
when responding to consultation by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) on proposals
by waste producers for retrieving, treating or conditioning intermediate level waste.
Environment Agency - Intermediate level waste

Authorisation of discharges of radioactive waste to the environment: Principles for the
assessment of prospective public doses. Environment Agency. Environment Agency - Public
dose principles

Assessment of the Radiological Consequences of Accumulation and Disposal of Radioactive
Wastes by Small Users of Radioactive Materials, C E McDonnell, NRPB-M744

HSE Guidance: Management of Radioactive materials and Waste Nuclear Licensed Sites
2001 http://www.hse.gov.uk/nuclear/waste1.pdf

HSE Guidance: Decommissioning of Nuclear Licensed Sites 2001
http://www.hse.gov.uk/nuclear/decomm1.pdf

HSE Criterion for de-licensing Nuclear Sites 2005
http://www.hse.gov.uk/nuclear/delicensing.pdf

Environmental Impact Assessment and Contaminated Land Liabilities
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/radioactivity/index.htm

ICRP Publication 81: Radiation Protection Recommendations as Applied to the Disposal of
Long-lived Solid Radioactive Waste. Ann. ICRP, Vol 28/4

ICRP Publication 77: Radiation Protection Policy for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste.
Supplement. Vol 27

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Please note: Exemption Orders have been reproduced with the permission of The Stationary
Office, as many are no longer in print. Those published after 1987 are available on the The
Stationary Office Website

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Exemption Orders

Note by Webmaster, 26 April 2006. The links below are broken. Instead see:
Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Exemption Orders (out of print)

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2645 Exhibitions.pdf

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2646 Storage in Transit.pdf

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2648 Phosphatic Substances, Rare Earths etc.pdf

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2649 Lead.pdf

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2710 Uranium and Thorium.pdf

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2711 Prepared Uranium and Thorium Compounds.pdf

Exemption Orders\1962 No 2712 Geological Specimens.pdf

Exemption Orders\1963 No 1831 Waste Closed Sources.pdf

Exemption Orders\1963 No 1832 Schools etc.pdf

Exemption Orders\1963 No 1836 Precipitated Phosphate.pdf

Exemption Orders\1967 No 1797 Electronic Valves.pdf

Exemption Orders\1980 No 953 Smoke Detectors.pdf

Exemption Orders\1985 No 1047 Gaseous Tritium Light Devices.pdf

Exemption Orders\1985 No 1048 Luminous Articles.pdf

Exemption Orders\1985 No 1049 Testing Instruments.pdf

Exemption Orders\1986 No 1002 Substances of Low Activity.pdf

The Radioactive Substances (Smoke Detectors) Exemption (Amendment) Order 1991 SI
1991 No. 477

The Radioactive Substances (Gasous Tritium Light Devices) Exemption Order 1985 SI 1985
No. 1047

The Radioactive Substances (Luminous Articles) Exemption Order 1985 SI 1985 No. 1048

The Radioactive Substances (Testing Instruments) Exemption Order 1985 SI 1985 No. 1049

The Radioactive Substances (Substances of Low Activity) Exemption Order 1986 SI 1986 No.
1002
The Radioactive Substances (Substances of Low Activity) Exemption (Amendment) Order
1992 SI 1992 No. 647

The Radioactive Substances (Hospitals) Exemption Order 1990 SI 1990 No. 2512

The Radioactive Substances (Hospitals) Exemption (Amendment) Order 1995 SI 1995 No.
2395

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Other sources of information

Radioactive Substances Act application forms for registration of radioactive substances and
waste. Environment Agency - Radioactive substances forms

Managing Radioactive Waste Safely – proposals for developing a policy for managing solid
radioactive waste in the UK.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/consult/radwaste/default.htm

RWMAC Advice to Ministers http://www.defra.gov.uk/rwmac/index.htm

CoRWM Welcome to the CoRWM website

NIREX Nirex - Radioactive Waste Management

UKAEA Waste Management UKAEA - Waste Management

Cmd 2919 DOE Report The House of Lords – Science and Technology- Third Report -
Management of Nuclear Waste http://www.parliament.the-stationery-
office.co.uk/pa/ld199899/ldselect/ldsctech/41/4101.htm

European site EUROPA - Energy - Nuclear Issues Contains European legislation, directives
etc.

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