Discharge of radioactive waste from nuclear sites: setting limits

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
Published 8 June 2012