This is to inform members of the public that it is illegal to work with ionising radiation sources without a valid Ionising Radiation Licence. Members of the public who possess, use, dispose, transport or undertake any activity relating to radioactive material or any other sources of harmful ionising radiation without a valid Ionising Radiation Licence are advised to apply to Radiation Protection Authority for a Licence. These include but not limited to:
a. Road construction companies using nuclear density gauges
b. Industries and mines using nuclear gauges
c. Companies involved in uranium exploration
d. Medical facilities using X-ray machines or radioactive sources
e. Baggage x-ray scanners
f. Exploration companies using radiation sources
Furthermore, all persons who are in possession of Ionising Radiation Licence issued under Section 22 of Ionising Radiation Protection (Amendment) Act 19 of 2011 and whose expiry dates falls on 31st December, 2016, are required to submit their applications for renewal of licenses for the year 2017 on or before, 1st January, 2017.
In addition the Authority wishes to inform all scrap metal dealers that beginning January, 2017, Scrap yards will be monitored against any possible radiation sources.
For more information on the application procedure or collection of application forms, kindly visit our offices at the address below;
Exploration House, Government road, Ridgeway,
P.O. Box 50002, Lusaka.
Tel/ fax: +260 211 252481
Mobile: +260 953269970
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