Consultation on contaminated land: extension of Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to include radioactivity
This consultation seeks views on draft Regulations and associated draft Statutory Guidance that will extend the existing contaminated land regime under
Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to cover radioactivity.
The extended regime will provide a system for the identification and remediation of contaminated land, where such land is causing lasting exposure of radiation
to any person or where there is a significant possibility of such exposure.
The extended regime will also ensure that the UK complies with its obligations to transpose and implement articles 48 and 53 of Council Directive 96/29/Euratom
which lays down the basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation.
The deadline for responses is 9 October 2005.
The Consultation documents can be found at http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consul ...