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Energy Act 2013

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68Nuclear safety purposes

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(1)In this Part, the “nuclear safety purposes” means the purposes of protecting persons against risks of harm from ionising radiations from GB nuclear sites, including through—

(a)the design and construction of relevant nuclear installations and their associated sites,

(b)arrangements for the operation and decommissioning of, and other processes connected with, relevant nuclear installations,

(c)arrangements for the storage and use of nuclear matter on GB nuclear sites, and

(d)arrangements to minimise those risks in the event of an escape or release of such ionising radiations.

(2)For this purpose, ionising radiations from GB nuclear sites are ionising radiations from—

(a)relevant nuclear installations, or

(b)nuclear matter stored or used on a GB nuclear site;

and an escape or release of ionising radiations from a GB nuclear site includes ionising radiations from nuclear matter that has escaped or been released on or from a GB nuclear site.

(3)In this section—

  • “GB nuclear site” means a nuclear site in England, Wales or Scotland;

  • “nuclear installation” has the same meaning as in the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (see section 26 of that Act);

  • “nuclear matter” has the same meaning as in that Act (see section 26 of that Act);

  • “relevant nuclear installation” means a nuclear installation on a site (its “associated site”) in England, Wales or Scotland for which a nuclear site licence is required by virtue of the installation (and includes a proposed or former nuclear installation in respect of which such a licence would be or has ever been so required).

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