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Council Directive 2009/71/EuratomShow full title

Council Directive 2009/71/Euratom of 25 June 2009 establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations

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Article 3Definitions

For the purposes of this Directive the following definitions shall apply:

1.

‘nuclear installation’ means:

(a)

an enrichment plant, nuclear fuel fabrication plant, nuclear power plant, reprocessing plant, research reactor facility, spent fuel storage facility; and

(b)

storage facilities for radioactive waste that are on the same site and are directly related to nuclear installations listed under point (a);

2.

‘nuclear safety’ means the achievement of proper operating conditions, prevention of accidents and mitigation of accident consequences, resulting in protection of workers and the general public from dangers arising from ionizing radiations from nuclear installations;

3.

‘competent regulatory authority’ means an authority or a system of authorities designated in a Member State in the field of regulation of nuclear safety of nuclear installations as referred to in Article 5;

4.

‘licence’ means any legal document granted under the jurisdiction of a Member State to confer responsibility for the siting, design, construction, commissioning and operation or decommissioning of a nuclear installation;

5.

‘licence holder’ means a legal or natural person having overall responsibility for a nuclear installation as specified in a licence.

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