EEAE performs numerous inspections as to the radiation emission provisions which fall under its regulatory competence all over Greece. Such inspections are:
• scheduled, namely they are conducted within the framework of the licensing procedure (issuance of an initial license or renewal of license, equipment upgrade, rechecks) or after a related request, or
• "extraordinary", namely they are conducted at any time in order to verify the implementation of the radiological safety and radiation protection program.

In both cases, the inspections are either "announced" or "unannounced", applying different control protocols.

Medical laboratories

The inspections at medical laboratories are either scheduled or "extraordinary". Both types of inspections are aiming at ensuring radiation protection. 

EEAE inspects and licenses the facilities and the applications of ionizing radiation, as well as the use of radioactive sources, in medicine, industry and research, and the applications and facilities of non-ionizing radiation in medicine (MRI), by issuing certificates of compliance or/and special operation licenses.

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Non ionizing radiation applications

EEAE has the statutory responsibility for the protection of the general public and the environment against artificially produced non-ionizing radiation and provides relevant information to any interested party. 

The non ionizing radiation systems audited by EEAE are the following:

  • mobile phone base stations, LMDS base stations and other antenna stations providing telecommunication services;
  • all types of lines and substations of the national power grid (e.g. power lines, high voltage substations), industrial and domestic electrical installations, machines & devices and other low frequency electric and magnetic field emission systems;
  • audio, radio and television antennas;
  • radar systems and satellite earth stations;
  • solarium sunbeds.
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Scrap metal import/export

In Greece, measures are taken for the protection of employees, the population and the environment against a potential radiological pollution from old iron ore (scrap). 
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