We cannot currently carry radioactive materials
Class 7 – Radioactive Material
Dangerous Goods which are classed as Radioactive Material are defined by the dangerous goods regulations as any material containing radionuclides where both the activity concentration and the total activity exceeds certain pre-defined values. A radionuclide is an atom with an unstable nucleus and which consequently is subject to radioactive decay.
There are no subdivisions within Class 7, Radioactive Material.
Reason For Regulation
Whilst undergoing radioactive decay radionuclides emit ionizing radiation, which presents potentially severe risks to human health.
Commonly Transported Radioactive Material
- Radioactive ores
- Medical isotopes
- Density gauges
- Mixed fission products
- Surface contaminated objects
- Caesium radionuclides / isotopes
- Iridium radionuclides / isotopes
- Americium radionuclides / isotopes
- Plutonium radionuclides / isotopes
- Radium radionuclides / isotopes
- Thorium radionuclides / isotopes
- Uranium radionuclides / isotopes
- Depleted uranium / depleted uranium products
- Uranium hexafluoride
- Enriched Uranium