[ RadSafe ] radiation regimes for processing radioactive ores in Europe

gert.jonkers at shell.com gert.jonkers at shell.com
Thu Dec 18 09:24:19 CST 2014


A good starter may be the new Directive from the European Union.. You will find Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L:2014:013:FULL&from=EN.  Minimally the requirements of this Directive should be implemented into EU Member State national regulations by 6 February 2018. Unfortunately the previous Directive 1996/29/Euratom was intended to provide some harmonization within EU member State Legislation. As this harmonization failed, it is hoped that this new Directive will do a better job in this respect. As you may know EU Member States already cover a large area of Europe, but not (yet) all European countries. 

Kind regards,
Gert Jonkers
NORM specialist/RPA

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Mark Sonter
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] radiation regimes for processing radioactive ores in Europe

A Hypothetical Question for my Radsafer colleagues:

I am trying to form a view on the comparative licencing difficulties in the handling and processing of low level radioactive ores and concentrates, and disposing of their wastes, in various european countries. How do the regulatory regimes compare? How difficult or easy are the disposal rules?

Any comments or observations gratefully received..

Mark Sonter

Radiation Advice & Solutions Pty Ltd,   abn 31 891 761 435
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