Shipments of radioactive sealed sources between EU Member States

This page was last modified on 10-01-2018

In order to protect the environment and the population's health, shipments of radioactive sealed sources between Member States to Luxembourg are subject to a declaration prior to dispatch.

The consignee of the shipment must make the declaration to the Radiation Protection Division (Division de la Radioprotection).

Forms / Online services

Carry out your procedure:

  • By downloading a form

    • Déclaration de transfert de sources scellées entre Etats membres de la Communauté européenne

Who is concerned

Consignees of sealed sources based in Luxembourg must first inform the Radiation Protection Division of the National Health Directorate of the terms of the shipment.

The shipment declaration of sealed sources and other concerned sources between Member States must be made when the quantities and concentration levels exceed the levels determined for class IV establishments.

Duration and deadlines

The consignee of the sources must send the declaration to the Radiation Protection Division (Division de la Radioprotection) prior to dispatch.

How to proceed

Submission of the declaration

The consignee of the sealed sources must send a shipment declaration of sealed sources to the Radiation Protection Division (Division de la Radioprotection) at secretariat.radioprotection@ms.etat.lu. They must complete the sections concerning them (1 to 5) and indicate information on the shipment, such as:

  • the likely shipment date;
  • the destination (located in Luxembourg);
  • the holder of the sources in the country of dispatch (the holder can be different from the owner of the source);
  • the description of the source being shipped;
  • the licence or authorisation allowing the consignee to receive the sealed source.

Confirmation and use

The Radiation Protection Division puts a stamp on the declaration to confirm that they have been notified and sends it back to the establishment.

The consignee must then send the form to the holder of the sealed sources in the country of dispatch before the latter can proceed with the shipment.

Terms of use

In addition to the declaration, suppliers of sealed sources and other radioactive substances must provide, before each shipment, a complete list of all the shipments made to a Luxembourg establishment during a given calendar quarter within 21 days following the end of the quarter.

Who to contact

Ministry of Health
Villa Louvigny, Allée Marconi
L-2120 - Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247-85647
Fax: (+352) 46 75 22
Email secretariat.radioprotection@ms.etat.lu