The National Radiation Protection Authority is established under Section 33 of the Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act and is charged with the administration of the Act, including to:
- inform the Board annually about the extent of radiation exposure in Namibia
- inspect at such intervals as may be necessary any radiation source or nuclear material in order to assess radiation safety conditions and other requirements imposed by or under the Act
- establish and maintain a register of radioactive materials, imported into, or produced in, Namibia, and of premises licensed to install, store and use radiation sources or dispose of radioactive waste
The division National Radiation Protection Authority consist of two sub-divisions, namely Authorisations & Inspection and Scientific Services
The Sub-division: Inspection and Authorisation is responsible for authorisations, which includes (i) review and assessment of applications; (ii) compliance assurance; and (ii) enforcement of the regulatory requirements.
The Sub-division: Scientific Services is responsible for risk assessment which entails quantification and assessment of radiation exposure to patients, persons occupationally exposed to radiation and of protection of the public, including waste management, environmental monitoring, food monitoring, pollution studies, and assessment of risk due to sources of non-ionising radiation.
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