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The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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Amendments to the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) Regulations 2006

5.  In regulation 8(3) (section 78E (duty of enforcing authority to require remediation of contaminated land etc)), for the substituted section 78E(4A) and (4B), substitute—

(4A) Where remediation includes the implementation of a protective or remedial measure, that part of the remediation which consists of the implementation of any such measure may be considered reasonable only—

(a)where the measure does more good than harm; and

(b)where the form, scale and duration of the measure is optimised.

(4B) For the purpose of subsection (4A), the form, scale and duration of a protective or remedial measure shall be taken to be optimised if the magnitude of individual doses, the likelihood of exposure and the number of individuals exposed are kept as low as reasonably achievable taking into account the current state of technical knowledge and economic and societal factors.

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