For World Safety

The nuclear industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world.

Official regulatory organizations oversee every phase of exploration, construction, operation and decommissioning of all operations involved in the nuclear fuel cycle.

Beyond the varying requirements of local jurisdictions, such as municipal and state or provincial governments, most countries have national regulators dedicated to overseeing their country’s nuclear industries.

Their common purpose is to ensure that all nuclear operations are conducted safely for workers, local communities and the environment. While most countries have their own regulations concerning radiation protection and the use and disposal of radioactive materials, they are typically based in large part on international standards developed by the world’s leading nuclear scientists.

International Agencies

Nuclear regulators around the world (alphabetical by country)

One ton of natural uranium can produce more than 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is equivalent to burning 16,000 tons of coal or 80,000 barrels of oil.