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Nicosia, Cyprus, Feb 23 : An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that Cyprus has a competent and dedicated radiation safety regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of safety, but noted that a legal framework review and other steps would further enhance safety.
The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on Thursday concluded an 11-day mission to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Republic of Cyprus. The Ministry for Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance (MLWSI) is the regulatory authority for regulatory oversight of nuclear and radiation safety, with the regulatory responsibilities carried out by the Department of Labour Inspections Radiation Inspection and Control Services (RICS).
Cyprus legal and regulatory framework for radiation is largely in line with IAEA Safety Standards, said team leader Christos Housiadas, Chairman of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission. The regulatory body, although small, is competent, experienced and dedicated.