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Q: How is the public protected against radioactive waste?

Answer:
All persons handling radioactive substances have to obtain the necessary authorisation from the nuclear safety regulator responsible for controlling these substances. All activities involving radioactive materials of an industrial nature are controlled by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR). On the other hand, all activities involving radiation sources used for medical and industrial purposes are controlled by the Department of Health (DoH). Both the NNR and the DoH perform this function by granting authorisation in the form of licenses and regulations to those persons/organisations responsible for managing radioactive waste.

  All activities involving radioactive materials are controlled by the NNR (National Nuclear Regulator). The NNR performs this function by granting authorisation in the form of licenses and regulations to those persons/organisations responsible for managing radioactive waste .

All activities involving radioactive waste require special precautions that need to be implemented by those persons responsible for the management of radioactive waste.