Rules on radioactive scrap metal waste relaxed

The EA has adopted a new regulatory position on radioactive waste, removing the requirement on scrap metal companies to get a permit

Scrap metal companies will no longer need a permit for radioactive waste. Photograph: Zoran Orcik/123RFScrap metal sites that inadvertently acquire radioactive waste will no longer need a permit from the Environment Agency (EA).

According to a regulatory position statement published on 18 May, scrap metal businesses will not need a permit for the receipt, accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste as long as they comply with a number of requirements.

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