Radioactive substances are widely used by hospitals, universities and industry to diagnose and treat patients, in manufacturing processes and to test the safety and quality of pipes, boilers and vessels.
If you intend to carry out a radioactive substances activity, before you start you may need to apply to the Environment Agency for a permit. For example, if you:
keep or use radioactive material
receive, accumulate or dispose of radioactive waste
Exempt or out of scope radioactive substances activities
You may not require a permit for certain radioactive substances activities. This guidance will tell you if your radioactive substances activity is out of scope (not subject to regulation) or exempt (you won’t need a permit but you will need to comply with guidance).