This register contains details of improvement and prohibition notices issued by Dangerous Goods Division Inspectors in relation to the transport of Class 7 (radioactive) material in GB since 1 July 2007.
Notices will appear for a period of 5 years. Notices served on individuals under the age of 18 will be removed sooner.
DfT has taken steps to ensure that notices which are withdrawn or are subject to appeal are not included. To account for the appeals process and quality assurance, we allow 6 weeks to elapse after a notice is issued before adding it to this register.
DfT’s Dangerous Goods Division enforces the regulations covering the transport of radioactive materials by road, and also acts as Competent Authority for the transport of radioactive material on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.
DfT Inspectors enforce health and safety standards by giving advice on how to comply with the law. Sometimes we must order people to make improvements by issuing them with a notice – either an Improvement Notice which allows time for the recipient to comply, or a Prohibition Notice which prohibits an activity until remedial action has been taken.
If necessary, DfT may prosecute recipients for non-compliance with a notice. DGD Inspectors follow HSE’s Enforcement Policy and Enforcement Management Model when deciding upon the most appropriate action to take.
|Served against||Date||Notice type||Summary||Origin of consignment||Location of event|
|Beaver Metals, Birmingham||08 March 2011 (11-09)||Prohibition Notice (Immediate)||A consignment of scrap metal within a freight container was identified as containing radioactive material of unknown radionuclide(s) and activity||Africa||Felixstowe Docks, Felixstowe, Suffolk|
|Borehole Logging Solutions Ltd||15 December 2010 (10-24)||Prohibition Notice (Immediate)||Packages, containing radioactive sources registered by Borehole Logging Solutions Ltd with the Environment Agency, do not comply with relevant statutory provisions in respect of marking and labelling||Borehole Logging Solutions Ltd, Rhos on Sea, Conwy, Gwynedd||Borehole Logging Solutions Ltd, Rhos on Sea, Conwy, Gwynedd|
|Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield||22 October 2010
|Improvement Notice||Improvement Notice 10-06 re-issued with revised compliance date of 28 February 2011.||Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield, Cumbria||Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield, Cumbria|
|Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield||16 July 2010
|Improvement Notice||The Quality Assurance Programme, as required by 1.7.3 of the 2009 version of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2009), does not, as deployed by Sellafield Ltd., assure compliance with the requirements of 126.96.36.199 of ADR 2009 pursuant to the classification of radioactive material in relation to a consignment of bags of radioactive waste from the Sellafield site to a landfill site at Lillyhall. Compliance date: 31 October 2010.||Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield, Cumbria||Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield, Cumbria|
|Atlantic Container Line UK Ltd., Liverpool||2 April 2009
|Prohibition Notice (Immediate)||The approval documentation presented in relation to a consignment of packaged radioactive material in a freight container had not been duly authorised by the Secretary of State. The packages containing the radioactive material had not been assessed by the UK Competent Authority as meeting relevant statutory provisions in relation to their design and use.||AREVA NP Inc.
|Royal Seaforth Docks, Liverpool, Merseyside|
|European Metal Recycling Ltd., Warrington||20 October 2008
|Prohibition Notice (Deferred)||A consignment of scrap metal within a freight container was identified as containing radioactive material of unknown radionuclide(s) and activity||Midas Overseas FZE, United Arab Emirates||Newmarket|
|European Metal Recycling Ltd., Warrington||6 October 2008
|Prohibition Notice (Deferred)||A consignment of scrap metal within a freight container was identified as containing radioactive material of unknown radionuclide(s) and activity||Midas Overseas FZE, United Arab Emirates||Felixstowe Docks, Felixstowe, Suffolk|
|18 June 2008
|Prohibition Notice (Immediate)||Radioactive material was consigned in a manner which was not compliant with relevant statutory provisions||Sellafield Ltd., Sellafield, Cumbria||Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria|
|Dunn Brothers (1995) Ltd., Smethwick||4 April 2008
|Prohibition Notice (Deferred)||A consignment of scrap metal within a freight container was identified as containing a Cobalt-60 source of an unknown level of activity||Dunn Brothers (1995) Ltd., Smethwick, West Midlands||Southampton Container Terminal, Southampton, Hampshire|
|Everest International Ltd.,
|3 December 2007
|Prohibition Notice (Deferred)||A consignment of leather goods within a freight container was identified as containing radioactive material of unknown radionuclide(s) and activity||India||Felixstowe Docks, Felixstowe, Suffolk|