Have your say on the review of the Radiation Control Act

We are seeking feedback from individuals, organisations and businesses in NSW that use or have an interest in regulated radiation material.

Most people in NSW will at some point benefit from the science of radiation. It is used around the state every day in a number of ways, from diagnosing broken bones and tooth cavities, to treating severe cancer and disease.

Radiation is used frequently in industry too. It can be helpful in manufacturing and agriculture, and it’s used by engineers to test objects such as bridge welds and airplane wings to ensure they’re fault-free and safe. But unnecessary exposure or uncontrolled radiation can harm people and contaminate the environment. That’s why it’s critical that radiation is used in a way that is safe, minimising any harm to people or the environment.

To ensure the Radiation Control Act 1990 is relevant now and into the future, and continues to protect the community and the environment, the Minister for Energy and the Environment is reviewing it.

As the regulator of the Act, the EPA is seeking feedback from individuals, organisations and businesses in NSW that use or have an interest in regulated radiation material. 

The EPA has prepared an issues paper and it’s inviting comment to inform a report on the outcomes of the review. 

The consultation closes on 20 September 2021.