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Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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17.—(1) A person shall not cause or permit to be carried in a passenger train any category I-WHITE package, other than an excepted package, any category II-yellow or any category III-yellow package unless the package is carried in a coach or a compartment thereof from which all passengers, other than those authorised to accompany the package, are excluded.

(2) A person shall not cause or permit to be carried any package if he knows or has reason to believe that the package has or may have been damaged unless—

(a)following the incident which resulted or may have resulted in such damage, the consignor of the package—

(i)has examined it,

(ii)is satisfied that it still complies with the relevant requirements of these Regulations, and

(iii)issues a certificate to that effect; and

(b)that certificate is carried with the package.

(3) A person shall not cause or permit to be carried any radioactive material in packaging which displays a danger sign which does not correspond to the material therein.

(4) A person shall not cause or permit to be carried any radioactive material unless he holds the Carriage Information for that material.

(5) Subject to regulation 10, a person shall not cause or permit to be carried any radioactive material except where such material—

(a)forms the contents of a package which is either—

(i)an excepted package,

(ii)an industrial package,

(iii)a Type A package,

(iv)a Type B package, or

(v)a fissile package which meets the requirements of paragraph 6 of the Approved Document; or

(b)is unpackaged LSA-I or SCO-I which is to be carried in accordance with the conditions prescribed in paragraph 9 of the Approved Document.

(6) A person shall not cause or permit to be carried in any tank which has been used for the carriage of radioactive material any goods other than radioactive material.

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