Inspections flag 100 radioactive source irregularities

in News · 18-09-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

Since January, the General Inspection of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning has flagged 100 cases relating to hospitals, clinics, offices and companies for exposure to radiation.

In a statement, the inspectorate that oversees entities with radioactive sources, said that irregularities were detected between January and August that could possibly lead to fines of between €2,000 and €5 million.

Among the irregularities found were a lack of licensing for the equipment, illegal export, equipment stored without conditions of protection and safety and a lack of inventories of radioactive sources listed.

IGAMAOT’s inspection targeted industrial facilities with nuclear metres, dental offices, veterinary offices, hospitals and imaging clinics.


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