Releasing Ionising Radiation

Releasing Ionising Radiation in Europe

Releasing Ionising Radiation in Germany

Provisions relating to releasing ionising radiation in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the heading “Offences Causing a Common Danger,” located in Section 311 Releasing ionising radiation, which reads: (1) Whosoever in violation of duties under administrative law (section 330d Nos 4 and 5) 1. releases ionising radiation; or causes incidents of 2. nuclear fission capable of harming the life or limb of another person or damaging property of significant value belonging to another shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) Whosoever negligently in operating a facility, especially a plant, commits an offence within the meaning of subsection (1) above in a manner capable of causing damage outside the area belonging to the facility; or 1. 2. in other cases under subsection (1) above acts in gross violation of duties under administrative law shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fine.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to releasing ionising radiation is current as of 2010

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