Draft Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (the RPPES Code).

The MCA recognises ARPANSA’s intent to include the RPPES Code in the National Directory for Radiation Protection (NDRP).  It will therefore be made available for adoption directly into Australian state and territory radiation protection regulations.

Accordingly, it is of critical importance that the RPPES Code be fit for purpose, practical and commensurate with the radiation risk to which is it intended to apply.  MCA believes that the RPPES Code, in its current iteration, does not fulfil these criteria.

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