Bill to change to powers of Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Nuclear watchdog’s powers strengthened AAP http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/06/18/10/08/nuclear-watchdog-s-powers-strengthened The federal government is strengthening the powers of its nuclear safety watchdog.

A bill introduced by Health Minister Sussan Ley on Thursday updates the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency in line with international and local reviews.
The agency regulates Commonwealth bodies that use radiation.

These include CSIRO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Defence in operations ranging from baggage X-ray machines at airports to a research reactor at Lucas Heights.
Ms Ley said the changes would give the agency greater powers to monitor compliance and act in an emergency.

They would also give it a clear legal basis to oversee the safety of contaminated sites.

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