Rules on transfrontier shipment of radioactive waste

The EC's first rules on the transfrontier shipment of radioactive waste will come into force by 1 January 1994 under a new Euratom Directive.1

In broad terms, the Directive applies the same principles to radioactive waste which have applied since 1984 to trans-frontier shipments of hazardous waste.

Separate regulatory regimes are established for shipments between Member States and those into or out of the Community.

For radioactive waste shipments between Member States, the holder will have to apply for an authorisation to the authorities in the country of origin. These mus

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