New Basic Safety Standards

The European Parliament have now approved the new set of Basic Safety Standards that are to be adopted in UK legislation within the next 4 years.

This will introduce some changes to our legislation system. The two key highlights are:-

  • Dose limit to the lens of the eye will be reduced to 150 mSv from 500 mSv for classified persons; and
  • The out of scope levels for some wastes contaminated with Cs-137 will reduce from 1 Bq/g to 0.1 Bq/g.

There are numerous other changes but if you want an advance warning of what these changes are likely to be then it may be worth you reading the new BSS which can be viewed at http://www.rp-alba.com/resources/Councildirective2013-59-Euratom.pdf

If you have any queries in relation to this then please feel free to contact us.

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