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6. Radiation protection
 

Context and issues

2Radioactivity2 Radioactivity is the transformation of an unstable atomic nucleus into one or several nuclei of other elements, and the emission of heat during this transformation as well as an alpha...

Radioactive sources in the industrial sector

Industry and research have been using ionising radiation sources for a long time in a variety of applications. 2Material testing2 One of the non destructive testing techniques uses radioactive...

Health hazard assessment

For the specific implementation of radioactive substances, the process to evaluate the effects on populations’ health includes: inventory of the radioactive substances implemented; description of...

Industrial legislation

2General presentation2 The documents defining the legislation applicable to radioactive sources present in the industrial sector are mostly found in the public health code, environmental code and...

Authorisation of radioactive sources

The diagram below describes the authority in charge of the permits specified by the Public health code in the case of nuclear activities carried out within a classified installation. Nuclear...