Radiation safety links related to transport
Search the external links
European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (2019)
Published: Feb 12, 2019
Source: EUFind out more
The current UK position with respect to the transport of radioactive materials by road is to follow the ADR. This is driven by The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.
Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (IAEA) - No. SSR-6 (2018)
Published: Feb 14, 2019
Source: IAEAFind out more
This is a top-level international IAEA document which covers the transport of radioactive materials by road, air, and sea. These are designated ‘Safety Requirements’ and are the basis for transport regulations around the world (including EU Directives). Transport comprises all operations and conditions associated with, and involved in, the movement of radioactive material. For example, these will include the design, manufacture, maintenance, and repair of transport packaging, and the preparation, consigning, loading, carriage and receipt at the final destination of loads of radioactive material and packages.
The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean?
– Henry Petroski