EU unleashes legal fury – Portugal sued over failure to tackle long-term radiation risks

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EU unleashes legal fury – Portugal sued over failure to tackle long-term radiation risks

The European Commission said on Wednesday it is suing Portugal for failing to establish a national plan addressing long-term risks from exposures t

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The European Commission said on Wednesday it is suing Portugal for failing to establish a national plan addressing long-term risks from exposures to radon as required by law.

They said: “Today, the Commission decided to refer Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the EU’s revised Basic Safety Standards Directive (Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom) into national legislation.”

Radon is a radioactive gas that is recognised as a carcinogenic agent (cancer-causing). 

In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pinpointed it as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

It is particularly prominent in certain areas of Portugal, such as the city of Guarda in the country’s northeast. 

This is a breaking story. More to follow.



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