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DCAN 12: Planning Control for Hazardous Substances
Hazards created by ionising radiation

80. The consent procedure does not apply to the presence of a hazardous substance which creates a hazards from ionising radiation if present on, over or under land in respect of which a nuclear site licence has been granted or is required for the purposes of Section 1 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965. Substances present at such nuclear sites which emit ionising radiation and are also capable of falling within one of the categories of substances in Part B of Schedule 1 are exempt from the consent procedure. However, hazardous substances present at sites licensed under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 which do not create a hazard through ionising radiation will be subject to consent if they exceed the controlled quantities – see regulation 4(6) of the Regulations.
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