The purpose of this document is to provide information on radioactivity, radioactive waste and the regulatory framework that governs its management in Scotland. It has been produced to provide supplementary information that may be useful in understanding the issues around the Scottish Government's Consultation Document on the Detailed Policy Statement for higher activity radioactive waste and associated Environmental Report.
The document is split into five sections:
- Guide to radiation and radioactivity
- Radioactive waste
- Legislative framework for radioactive waste
- Glossary of terms
- Abbreviations used in this document, the Consultation Document and the Environmental Report.