Guidance on setting limits and levels on discharges of gaseous and liquid radioactive waste from nuclear licensed sites in England and Wales.


Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) 2010: Criteria for setting limits on the discharge of radioactive waste from nuclear sites

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We set site limits on the discharge of radioactive waste to:

  • ensure that the radiation exposure of members of the public is less than the statutory dose limits and constraints and is as low as reasonably achievable
  • ensure the environment is protected *provide a reference for the indication of operational discharge performance and the application of the best available techniques to minimise discharges