You will need to comply with this code if you operate a facility for the disposal of solid radioactive waste.
This code applies to those who are involved in site selection, design, safety assessment, operation, regulation and rehabilitation of a disposal facility. This code does not cover issues related to the production and use of radionuclides.
The code sets out:
- requirements for the safety and security of disposal of solid radioactive waste
- an authorisation framework, including the clear allocation of responsibilities and provision for independent review and inspection
- a requirement for the preparation of a safety case that demonstrates the safety of a disposal facility, including the suitability of the design, construction and operation of the facility, the assessment of radiation risks, and quality of all the safety-related work associated with the disposal facility.