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2.4.3 Site identification

A site may already be known for its prior use and presence of radioactive materials. Elsewhere, potential radiation sites may be identified through the following:

  • Records of authorization to possess or handle radioactive materials;
  • Notification to national regulator of possible releases of radioactive substances;
  • Ground and aerial radiological surveys;
  • Contacts with knowledge of the site.

Once identified, the name, location, and current legal owner or custodian (where available) of the site should be recorded.