Amendment to the Radioactive Contaminated Land regulations in England

As part of the UK continuing to transpose Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom into our legislation there have been some amendments made to the Radioactive Contaminated Land regulations in England.

Today, 22nd June 2018, The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers and Modification of Enactments) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018 fully come into force.

Regulation 3 of the new legislation amends The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (England) Regulations 2006 (as amended) by changing the definition of remediation in order to implement obligations under Article 73(1)(b) and (e) of the Directive. Regulation 3 also amends references to Council Directive 96/29/Euratom which is replaced by the Directive and makes other amendments to reflect the new definitions of “emergency”, “protective measures”, “remedial measures”, “optimisation” and “justification” in the Directive. 

Regulation 2 makes analogous amendments to the The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers) (England) Regulations 2005, which had previously been amended by The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers and Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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