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

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Regulation 22(2)

SCHEDULE 11Radiation Level Limits for Consignments under Exclusive Use

The radiation level for any consignment carried under exclusive use in a freight container or wagon shall not exceed—

(a)10 mSv/h at any point on the external surfaces of any package or overpack, and may only exceed 2 mSv/h provided that—

(i)the freight container or wagon in which the consignment is carried is equipped with an enclosure which, during routine carriage, prevents the access of unauthorised persons to the interior of the enclosure,

(ii)provisions are made to secure the package or overpack so that its position within the freight container or wagon remains fixed during routine carriage, and

(iii)there are no intermediate loading or unloading operations during the carriage of that consignment;

(b)2 mSv/h at any point on—

(i)the external surfaces of the freight container or wagon, (where the wagon is closed), or

(ii)the vertical planes projected from the outer edges of the wagon, on the upper surface of the load and on the lower external surface of the wagon, (where the wagon is open), and

(c)0·1 mSv/h at any point 2 metres from—

(i)the vertical planes represented by the outer lateral surfaces of the freight container or wagon (where the wagon is closed), or

(ii)the vertical planes projected from the outer edges of the wagon (where the wagon is open).

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