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IMPACT ON RADIOLOGICAL BARRIERS AND CONTROLS AT FACILITIES
Radiological barriers and controls

WHERE THE CRITERIA APPLY

 

Where do these criteria apply? This is an important question with the broader application of INES.

The formal definition of applicability (which is in the first paragraph of chapter 3) has two parts:

Firstly:

The guidance in this section is only applicable to events within authorized facilities, where a site boundary is clearly defined as part of their licensing

Secondly:

It is only applicable at major facilities where there is the potential (however unlikely) for a release of radioactive material that could be rated at Level 5 or above

So, for example

it covers

large reactors
and fuel cycle facilities

but it doesn't cover

hospitals
or food irradiation facilities