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The Radioactive Substances Exemption (Scotland) Order 2011

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Conditions in respect of aqueous radioactive waste in article 15

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16.—(1) A person (“A”) to whom article 15(1) applies must—

(a)subject to paragraph (2), dispose of the waste in respect of which that article applies—

(i)directly into a relevant river or the sea;

(ii)to a relevant sewer; or

(iii)to a waste permitted person.

(b)keep an adequate record of the waste which A disposes of from any premises under that article; and

(c)allow SEPA access to such records or such premises as SEPA may request in order to determine that all of the conditions that apply to A in respect of that article are complied with.

(2) In respect of disposals of aqueous non-Table 3 waste disposed of from the premises, A may not use both of the disposal routes described in paragraph (1)(a)(i) or (ii) in a year and where—

(a)A uses the route in paragraph (i), the conditions in paragraph (3) apply to A; or

(b)A uses the route in paragraph (ii), or A does not use the route in either paragraph (i) or paragraph (ii), the conditions in paragraph (4) apply to A.

(3) Where this paragraph applies, A must ensure that—

(a)in respect of any aqueous non-Table 3 waste which A disposes of, the concentration of radioactivity does not exceed the value shown in column 2 of Table 4; and

(b)in respect of the total amount of aqueous non-Table 3 waste which A disposes of from the premises in a year, the quantity of radioactivity does not exceed the value shown in column 4 of Table 4.

(4) Where this paragraph applies—

(a)where any of the aqueous non-Table 3 waste disposed of from the premises in a year has a concentration of radioactivity which exceeds the value shown in column 2 of Table 4, A must not, in respect of the total amount of aqueous non-Table 3 waste which is disposed of from those premises in a year, dispose of a quantity of radionuclides which exceeds—

(i)1 x 108 Bq for the sum of the following radionuclides: H-3, C-11, C-14, F-18, P-32, P-33, S-35, Ca-45, Cr-51, Fe-55, Ga-67, Sr-89, Y-90, Tc-99m, In-111, I-123, I-125, I-131, Sm-153, Tl-201; and

(ii)1 x 106 Bq for the sum of all other radionuclides;

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(b)where all of the aqueous non-Table 3 waste disposed of from the premises in a year has a concentration of radioactivity which does not exceed the value shown in column 2 of Table 4, A must ensure that, in respect of the total amount of such waste disposed of from the premises in a year, the quantity of radioactivity does not exceed—

(i)the value shown in column 3 of Table 4; or

(ii)the quantity in sub-paragraph (a).

(5) In this article, “aqueous non-Table 3 waste” means aqueous radioactive waste which is not described in an entry in column 1 of Table 3.

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