Appraisal for France of the Safety of the Transport of Radioactive Material

Provision for the Application of Safety Standards No. TranSAS-6

Subject Classification: 0606-Transport of radioactive material

English STI/PUB/1208; (ISBN:92-0-111204-1); 120 pp.; 17 figures; € 23.00; Date Published: 2004

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The IAEA has the specific statutory function within the United Nations system of establishing standards of safety for the protection of health against exposure to ionizing radiation. As part of this mandate, the IAEA has issued Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, and has also established the Transport Safety Appraisal Service (TranSAS) to carry out, at the request of States, appraisals of the implementation of these regulations. The IAEA carried out such an appraisal in France from 27 March to 8 April 2004. The appraisal addressed all relevant transport activities in France, both national and international, for all modes of transport, with special emphasis on the maritime transport and air transport of radioactive material. This report summarizes the findings of the 13 independent experts who participated in the appraisal.

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