The Radioactive Substances (Electronic Valves) Exemption Order 1967

Exclusion of further descriptions of radioactive waste from sections 6 and 7 of the Act

10.  (1)  Radioactive waste falling within any of the following descriptions, that is to say—

(a)waste which, immediately before it became waste,—

(i)consisted or formed part of an exempted class 2 valve or a class 2 valve incorporated in an exempted article; or

(ii)consisted or formed part of an exempted article and incorporated a class 2 valve or valves;

(b)substances or articles which are radioactive waste solely because they have been contaminated by contact with or proximity to—

(i)exempted valves or valves incorporated in exempted articles, being or including class 2 valves; or

(ii)waste falling within the preceding sub-paragraph or this sub-paragraph,

is hereby excluded from the provisions of section 6(1) and (2) of the Act, subject to the conditions specified in the next following paragraph.

(2) The conditions to which the last preceding paragraph refers are—

(a)that the waste is dispersed in substantial quantities of other refuse which is not radioactive waste and, in the refuse in which it is dispersed, is disposed of either by causing or permitting its removal by a refuse disposal authority or their contractors, or by depositing it, or causing or permitting its removal (by persons other than a refuse disposal authority or their contractors) for deposit, at, on or in a tip, dump or pit used for the deposit in substantial quantities of refuse which is not radioactive waste;

(b)that if the waste is disposed of by deposit at, on or in any such place, it is not deposited in a part of that place which is a part in use for the deposit of radioactive waste only; and

(c)that in all the class 2 waste disposed of from the premises in any one week, there are not more than ten class 2 valves (whether whole or in parts, whether or not incorporated in other articles and whether or not they or their contents are wholly or partly absorbed in, mixed with or adhering to other substances or articles).

(3) Any class 2 waste received by a refusal disposal authority or their contractors for the purpose of its being disposed of by them is hereby excluded from the provisions of section 6(3) of the Act absolutely.

(4) Any class 2 waste received by persons other than a refuse disposal authority or their contractors for the purpose of its being disposed of by them by deposit at, on or in a place referred to in paragraph (2)(a) of this Article is hereby excluded from the provisions of section 6(3) of the Act, subject to the conditions that—

(a)the waste is deposited at, on or in such a place; and

(b)it is not deposited in a part of any such place which is a part in use for the deposit of radioactive waste only.

(5) Any class 2 waste which is accumulated on the premises where it arose is hereby excluded from the provisions of section 7(1) of the Act, subject to the conditions that—

(a)it is contained in a closed container; and

(b)it is disposed of within a period of two weeks beginning with the date upon which its accumulation began.

(6) Any class 2 waste received—

(a)by a refuse disposal authority or their contractors for the purpose of its being disposed of by them; or

(b)by persons other than a refuse disposal authority or their contractors for the purpose of its being disposed of by them by deposit at, on or in a place referred to in paragraph (2)(a) of this Article,

is hereby excluded from the provisions of section 7(1) of the Act, subject to the condition that it is disposed of as soon as practicable.