The keeping, use and disposal of radioactive materials is controlled through the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and enforced by the Environment Agency.
Radioactive items include mobile equipment and all must be approved through applications and registered for public view.
Asbestos is a hazardous material which can cause serious diseases. Any building built before 2000 can contain asbestos. Find out more aboutasbestosand details regarding their removal.
Contaminated land is land that has within it, on or under its surface substances that may pose a risk of significant harm to human health or to the wider environment, including water resources, the local ecosystem and built structures.