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Radiation

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment in how many establishments and on how many occasions the permitted level of radiation was exceeded in each year from 1970; and how many workers were involved in each case.

[pursuant to his reply, 31 January 1980, Vol. 977 c. 579]: The maximum doses of ionising radiation which may be received at work by persons employed in licensed nuclear installations and in factory premises are laid down in, respectively, the conditions attached to the Nuclear Site Licences and the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1968 and 1969. United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority nuclear sites and laboratories are not subject to licensing, or the requirements of the Ionising Radiation

Licensed Nuclear InstallationsUKAEA EstablishmentsPremises to which the Ionising Radiations Regulations apply
YearNumber of overdosesNumber of incidentsNumber of establishments involvedNumber of overdosesNumber of establishments involvedNumber of overdosesNumber of establishment involved
19700002145246
1971882527870
19728851234140
197324124633836
197427621032828
197514142223432
197618183313731
197715152112420
1978992332624