. Dynamics in number of issued permits for transportation of radioactive materials and radioactive waste in 2015–2019
Transport of radioactive materials (unsealed and sealed radioactive sources) may be carried out only by undertakings that have registered such practices or have a license issued for these practices (depending on the risk category of the sources) and comply with strict requirements for radiation protection and physical protection of radioactive sources. It is not necessary to authorize the practices if the radioactive materials are transported in excepted packaging specified in the international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania regulating the transport of dangerous goods. 30 permits were issued for transportation of radioactive materials and 13 permits for transportation of radioactive waste in 2019 (Figure 1). In recent years, the number of permits for transport of radioactive materials and radioactive waste has changed insignificantly (Figure 2). This indicates that the needs of licensees who use radioactive materials in their practices have not changed in the last few years, only the renewed radioactive materials required for the practices or the radioactive waste generated in the practices are transferred for final radioactive waste management.