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.