Rehabilitation of consequences of an extraordinary event

If an extraordinary event causes radioactive contamination, the latter must be ensured by the user of the radiation source within the scope of the rehabilitation of the consequences of the extraordinary event according to the method stipulated as a special measure.

If radioactive contamination occurs due to the use of the source or radiation is not caused by an extraordinary event, the user of the radiation source must implement decontamination and notify the authority competent for nuclear safety or the authority competent for protection against radiation if it involves radiation activity in health care or veterinary practice.

The rehabilitation of the consequences of an extraordinary event is imposed as an extraordinary measure by the minister competent for the environment, i.e. on the provider of the radiation activity who uses the source of radiation or manages a facility due to which an extraordinary event has occurred.

If the prescribed method of handling is not implemented, the rehabilitation of the consequences of such conduct with radioactive substances is imposed as an extraordinary measure by the minister competent for the environment on the provider of the radiation activity who uses the source of radiation or operates the facility if the termination of the use of the source or radiation or facility management is not implemented in accordance with regulations.

If this involves a source of radiation used in health care or veterinary practice and not used in a radiation facility, or if an extraordinary event emerges at radiology procedures, the extraordinary measures under the previous paragraphs are stipulated by the minister competent for health.

The minister competent for the environment stipulates an extraordinary measure based on the proposal of the authority competent for nuclear safety; the minister competent for health imposes a measure on the basis of the proposal of the authority competent for protection against radiation.

Last updated: 18. 03. 2016