On 29 September 2011, the European Commission adopted the proposal for a basic safety standards. The text relating to environmental protection is reproduced below:
Chapter IX PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Reproduced from: European Commission (2011) Proposal for a Council Directive laying down the basic saftey standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to inising radiation. Draft presented under Article 31 Euratom Treaty for the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee. Brussels, 29.9.2011, COM(2011) 593 final. 2011/0254 (NLE).