Environment Agencies' Statement on Radioactive Waste Advisers
The Environment Agencies’ Statement on Radioactive Waste Advisers and associated guidance has been published today. The Statement is issued jointly by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Environment Agency and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to set out how we will comply with our legal responsibilities relating to qualified experts as required by European legislation, our expectations of Radioactive Waste Advisers and how a UK-wide scheme will be implemented for the recognition of Radioactive Waste Advisers.
Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) is the term that we have decided to use to describe a specialist in radioactive waste management and environmental radiation protection.
The Statement and guidance can be found on SEPA’s website http://www.sepa.org.uk/radioactive_substances/radioactive_waste_advisers.aspx which also has a Question and Answer page for RWAs.