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Original name: قرار مجلس قيادة الثورة رقم (652) باصدار القانون رقم (99) لسنة 1980م بشأن الوقاية ضد الاشعاع الايوني
Name: Iraqi Law on Prevention of Ionizing Radiation, No. 99 of 1980.
Country: Iraq
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1980-05-04
Entry into force:
ISN: IRQ-1980-L-89063
Bibliography: CD of the Law, 2011-11-29, Premanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the UN Office in Geneva, 4 p. PDF of Law in Arabic PDF of Law in Arabic
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Food and Agricultrual Organization of the United Nations (FAOLEX) PDF of summary of Law in English PDF of summary of Law in English (consulted on 2012-01-16)
Abstract/Citation: Repeals Law No. 80 of 1971 on the same subject.

Prescribes that the acquisition, use, manufacture, storage, loan, transportation, sale, purchase, import, export or possession of ionizing radiation sources are prohibited in the absence of a licence (sect. 3). The Radiation Control Agency shall be established under the Environmental Protection Board. Its competences are to: define radiation control policies; draw up and supervise implementation plans and programmes in this area; coordinate and supervise radiation control activities; and approve plans of radiation-emitting installations and installations for the storage of radioactive substances (sect. 4). Section 5 provides for the establishment of the Radiation Control Centre under the Radiation Control Agency. Duties and competences of the centre are to: monitor all peaceful use of ionizing radiations; ensure protection against the exposure to radiations and form pollution caused by them; identify radiation sources which require a licence; issue licences (sect. 6). The Agency shall lay down the conditions for granting licences and for licensing procedures (sect. 7). The Agency shall lay down conditions concerning protective measures such as maximum permitted exposure or contamination levels, maximum permitted concentration levels of radioactive substances in air and water according to the recommendations issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency and other competent international organizations (sect. 8). The transport of ionizing radiation sources shall be subject to instructions laid down by the Agency in the light of similar international recommendations (sect. 9). The Agency shall set out instructions regarding the prevention of accidents and the elimination of their consequences (sect. 10). Duties of owners of ionizing radiations sources are defined in section 12 and 13. Section 18 provides for the establishment of a medical committee under the Radiation Protection Centre. The aims of the committee are to: determine the occurrence of radiation accidents and the level of exposure of radiation; report on the diagnosis and on medical treatments in connexion with such incidents; and grant staff leave or advise on their assignment to other jobs (sect. 18).

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