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Name: Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order, 2000. (S.I. No. 125 of 2000).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2000-05-11
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Statutory Instruments, 2000-05, No. 125, pp. 1-150
ISN: IRL-2000-R-57378
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Statutory Instruments, 2000-05, No. 125, pp. 1-150
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Abstract/Citation: Provides for the implementation of Council Directive 96/29/Euratom of 13 May 1996 laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation. The main changes introduced in this order are inclusion of work activities involving exposure to natural sources of radiation; stricter application of existing radiation protection principles through the introduction of lower dose limits, the use of dose constraints in keeping doses as low as reasonably achievable and extended application of justification principles; and the introduction of radiation protection principles for intervention in cases of radiological emergencies or lasting exposures.
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