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Public Register of Environmental Information - Radioactive Substances

Register of radioactive substances

Relevant legislation: Radioactive Substances Act 1993.

The register consists of several different parts:

Applications and documents relating to the use, accumulation and disposal of radioactive materials. This will include copies of each application for registration or authorisation under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA 93) - see below), the certificate of registration or authorisation issued and notices varying such certificates.

(RSA93) provides that no radioactive material shall be kept or used unless a registration is granted by the Chief Inspector of HMIP (Her Majesty Inspectorate of Pollution), and no radioactive waste should be accumulated or disposed of unless it is first authorised by the Chief Inspector and, where appropriate, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food).

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Pollution Inventory

Copies of annual reports of HMIP's monitoring programme of authorised discharges of radioactive waste in England and Wales.

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Aquatic Environment Monitoring Report (AEMR)

Aquatic Environment Monitoring Report (AEMR) - Radioactivity in Surface and Coastal Waters of the British Isles (published annually).

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Radioactivity in Food in the Environment (R.I.F.E.)

Radioactivity in Food in the Environment (R.I.F.E.) - Radioactivity in food and agricultural products in England and Wales (published annually).

An individual copy of RIFE can be obtained from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1991 UK Radioactive Waste Inventory

The Chemical Release Inventory also includes information on radioactive substances - see above under 'Pollution from Industry'.

The UK Radioactive Waste Inventory is an inventory of the amounts and radioactivity of current stocks of radioactive waste in the UK, and those that may arise in the future.

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