Radioactive (7)

Following extensive training drivers and staff at JJX are able to carry class 7 radioactive goods.

Dangerous goods which are classed as Radioactive Material are defined by the dangerous goods regulations as any material containing radionuclides where both the activity concentration and the total activity exceeds certain pre-defined values.

A radionuclide is an atom with an unstable nucleus, and which consequently is subject to radioactive decay.

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Sub-Divisions

There are no subdivisions within Class 7 – Radioactive Material.

Reason For Regulation

Whilst undergoing radioactive decay radionuclides emit ionizing radiation, which presents potentially severe risks to human health.

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