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Ionising Radiation Protection Act, 2005 (No. 16 of 2005).

Type of law

This Act establishes the Radiation Protection Authority as a body corporate and constitutes the Radiation Protection Authority Board. It also provides rules relative to practices and sources capable of producing ionising radiation or release of radioactive substances or material. Unless otherwise provided in this Act or in Regulations made under it, radioactive material shall not be considered to be harmful if it contains radioactivity which is below the exemption levels.
The Act defines various functions of the Authority, Part IX of the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act notwithstanding and where any decision of the Board made under the provisions this Act conflicts with any decision of the Environmental Council, taken by the Council in the exercise of the it's functions under section 72 of the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act, the decision of the Board shall prevail. Any person who intends to import, process, mine, export, possess, transport, use, dispose of, or undertake any other activity relating to, radioactive material or any other source of harmful ionising radiation shall apply to the Board, in the prescribed form, for an appropriate licence.
Long title of text
An Act to establish the Radiation Protection Authority and to define its functions and powers; to provide for the protection of the public, workers and the environment from hazards arising from the use of devices or materials capable of producing ionising radiation; to repeal and replace the Ionising Radiation Act, 1972; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
Date of text
The Ionising Radiation Act, 1972 is repealed.
Source language


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