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

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Carriage in bulk

27.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), a person shall not cause or permit to be carried any radioactive material in bulk.

(2) LSA-I may be carried in bulk provided—

(a)in the case of natural ores it is carried under exclusive use; or

(b)in any other case, it is carried in such a way as to ensure that there can be no escape of contents from the freight container or wagon in which it is being carried and no loss of shielding.

(3) SCO-I may be carried in bulk provided—

(a)it is carried in a freight container or wagon in such a way as to ensure that there can be no escape of contents and no loss of shielding;

(b)where the contamination on the accessible and inaccessible surfaces of the radioactive material is greater than 4 Bq/cm2 for beta and gamma emitters and low toxicity alpha emitters or 0·4 Bq/cm2 for all other alpha emitters, the material is carried under exclusive use; and

(c)where it is suspected that non-fixed contamination on inaccessible surfaces of the radioactive material is greater than 4 Bq/cm2 for beta and gamma emitters and low toxicity alpha emitters or 0·4 Bq/cm2 for all other alpha emitters, measures are taken to ensure that the material is not released into the freight container or wagon.

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