Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If your wastes are considered:
You must still dispose of this waste in accordance with the Duty of Care. The waste may have additional properties that make it necessary to treat it as hazardous/special waste.
If you are importing or exporting radioactive materials or waste, you must contact your environmental regulator to find out what you need to do.
You might be able to use an Open General Export Licence for the export of certain types of radioactive sources to specific countries.
If your business uses or keeps radioactive substances you may need to comply with health and safety requirements.
If your business transports radioactive substances you may need to comply with transport requirements.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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