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Council Directive 2006/117/EuratomShow full title

Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom of 20 November 2006 on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel

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Article 1Subject matter and scope

1.This Directive lays down a Community system of supervision and control of transboundary shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel, so as to guarantee an adequate protection of the population.

2.This Directive shall apply to transboundary shipments of radioactive waste or spent fuel whenever:

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the country of origin or the country of destination or any country of transit is a Member State of the Community; and

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the quantities and concentration of the consignment exceed the levels laid down in Article 3(2) points (a) and (b) of Directive 96/29/Euratom.

3.This Directive shall not apply to shipments of disused sources to a supplier or manufacturer of radioactive sources or to a recognised installation.

4.This Directive shall not apply to shipments of radioactive materials recovered, through reprocessing, for further use.

5.This Directive shall not apply to transboundary shipments of waste that contains only naturally occurring radioactive material which does not arise from practices.

6.This Directive is without prejudice to rights and obligations under international law.

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