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The Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018

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6.—(1) This regulation applies where the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, a Northern Ireland department or the Secretary of State receives evidence about either of the following situations—

(a)the indoor exposure of members of the public to ionising radiation from building material incorporated into buildings or parts of buildings which cannot be disregarded from a radiation protection point of view;

(b)the exposure of members of the public to ionising radiation from contaminated commodities which cannot be disregarded from a radiation protection point of view.

(2) The appropriate minister must ensure that measures are taken to identify and evaluate the level of exposure of members of the public to ionising radiation.

(3) The appropriate minister must ensure that a strategy is in place to manage, as appropriate, any health risks identified as a result of the measures taken under paragraph (2).

(4) The appropriate minister must ensure that the strategy—

(a)sets objectives;

(b)sets an appropriate reference level; and

(c)is developed and implemented taking into account the requirements of Article 102 of the Basic Safety Standards Directive.

(5) In this regulation—

“contaminated commodities” means commodities which incorporate—

(a)

radionuclides from land contaminated as a result of the after-effects of an emergency, past practice or past work activity; or

(b)

naturally occurring radionuclides;

but does not include food, drinking water and animal feeding stuffs;

“reference level” means the level of effective dose, equivalent dose or activity concentration above which optimisation of radiation protection for members of the public must be prioritised.

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