Ionising radiation arising from radioactive sources can cause severe damage to human health and wildlife. Even tiny quantities can be very long-lived and highly damaging. Therefore, radioactive substances are highly regulated.
The regulation of radioactive substances is classed as either nuclear or non-nuclear. Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Radioactive Substances Regulation applies to installations, from those that produce nuclear fuel through to power generation, and finally the processing, recovery and disposal of nuclear waste. Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Radioactive Substances Regulation (RSR)
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