Radiation Protection in Our Facilities
A lot of people are occupied with radiation protection in all of our companies. Their task is to detect possible radioactive sources, assess them and protect humans and the environment.
On the basis of the Atomic Energy Act we are obliged to do everything in our power to keep exposure to radiation which is emitted by our facilities as low as possible. We have a series of measures available to us for this. On the one hand, technical barriers such as directional air flows, high-performance filters or shielding elements prevent the spread of radioactively contaminated particles and radiation. On the other, our highly qualified radiation protection specialists are responsible for ensuring that radiation can only leave our premises along approved routes and within the limit values.
Plants and their discharges are monitored by external bodies at all EWN Group sites. The data measured is regularly published by the authorities. Emission and environmental monitoring serve to check compliance with limit values for the public. This shows that all our plants significantly undercut the approved discharge values. All radiation protection measures are documented in accordance with the radiation protection regulations and the relevant directives.