Radiation Protection

Radiation Protection in Europe Radiation Protection directives The Euratom/European Union Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 (BSSD) sets out updated safety requirements for the nuclear and radiological sector; the deadline for transposition of these into european member´s law is 6 February 2018. The implementation of the EU Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD) means the following main … Read more

Waste Legislation

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Priority Substances

Priority Substances As part of the Water Framework Directive, a European ‘priority list’ of substances posing a threat to or via the aquatic environment was established, with the aim of reducing (or eliminating) pollution of surface water (rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters) by the pollutants on the list. Priority list The original list, agreed … Read more

Marine Strategy Framework Directive

EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest maritime territory and marine resources make a significant contribution to each Member State’s economic prosperity and social well-being. The European marine environment must therefore be protected to ensure that it is healthy, productive and safeguarded for the use of future generations. Many … Read more

Air Quality

Air Quality European Union Air Quality Policy Action to manage and improve air quality is largely driven by European (EU) legislation. The 2008 ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) sets legally binding limits for concentrations in outdoor air of major air pollutants that impact public health such as particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide … Read more

Environmental Quality

Environmental Quality International and European standards of air quality To meet the international and European obligations on standards of air quality, EU Member States are: monitoring and assessing air quality in their territories, reporting on emissions and concentrations of air pollution annually to the European Commission (EC) and Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution. … Read more


Emissions National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NECD) Air pollution travels over long distances, affects human health, degrades buildings and other man-made structures and adversely affects the natural environment through acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone. The European Community agreed to set emission ceilings through the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) to protect its citizens, its man-made structures … Read more