Radiation Regulation
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  • KINS regulates the civilian uses and handling of radioactive materials through a combination of regulatory requirements and safety oversight. The radiation safety regulation is conducted through the following three activities :
    • Safety assessment of the facilities is carried out during all phases of their life cycles from construction through decommissioning.
    • The facilities are periodically inspected to confirm that the relevant regulatory requirements and technical guidelines are followed and that the safety-related components are maintained.
    • And, the relevant regulatory requirements and technical guidelines are developed and updated.
The Targets of Radiation Safety Regulation
Radioactive Materials Radiation Exposure Dose Radioactive Waste Radiation in Our Daily Life
Radioactive isotopes / Radiation generators Exposure dose Low and intermediate level radioactive waste Materials / products containing natural radionuclides
Radiation equipment Management of individuals exceeding dose limits Spent fuel / High level
radioactive waste
Natural radiation and man-made sources of radiation
Nuclear materials Regulation of dose evaluation Radioactive effluent discharge  
Packaging and transport      

[The Targets of Radiation Safety Regulation]

  • Radioactive Materials
    • The civilian use of radioactive materials such as radioactive isotopes, radiation equipment and nuclear materials are regulated through safety regulation for its design, sale, manufacture, packaging, and transportation as per the regulated targets.
  • Radiation Exposure Dose
    • The exposure dose of occupational workers is managed by specially qualified examiners who also evaluate the exposure dose of individuals exceeding dose limits.
    • The examiners and the facilities are inspected to confirm that relevant regulatory requirements and technical guidelines are followed.
  • Radioactive Wastes
    • The safety of radioactive waste disposal of low-level waste, spent fuel, and radioactive effluent is thoroughly managed by a combination of regulatory requirements and safety oversight. The waste disposal facilities are to be designed, constructed, and operated to meet safety standards.
    • A new disposal facility has been built since its CP and OP were issued in July 2008.
  • Radiation in Our Daily Lives
    • KINS monitors radiation that the public encounters in their daily lives including radiation contamination that may be found in food, water and daily supplies.
    • The radiation detectors are installed at sea ports and airports to screen contaminated imports such as radioactive food, contaminated scrap and manufactured products.