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 Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an independent intergovernmental, science and technology-based organization, in the United Nations family.
- International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), established and maintains the International System of Radiological Protection, used world-wide as the common basis for radiological protection standards and legislation.
Nuclear regulators around the world (alphabetical by country)
- Australia: Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA); Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
- Argentina: Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN)
- Belgium: Agence fédérale de contrôle nucléaire; Association Vincotte Nuclear (AVN)
- Brazil: Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN) In PORTUGESE only
- Bulgaria: Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency
- Canada: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
- Chile: Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN) - *In SPANISH only*
- China: China Atomic Energy Authority, (English version) (CAEA); National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA)
- Croatia: State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety (SORNS)
- Czech Republic: State Office for Nuclear Safety
- Egypt: Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (AEA)
- European Union: European Nuclear Safety Regulator Group (ENSREG)
- Finland: Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK)
- France : Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (France)
- Germany: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and nuclear Safety (BMU)
- Hungary: Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA)
- Israel: Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC)
- Japan: Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)
- Korea (South): Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety
- Latvia: Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM)
- Lithuania: Lithuanian Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI)
- Malaysia: Atomic Energy Licensing Board
- Poland: National Atomic Energy Agency
- Romania: CNCAN - National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control
- Russia: Russian Ministry for Atomic Energy (Minatom) - *In RUSSIAN only*
- Slovakia: Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic
- Spain: Consejo de securidad nuclear *In SPANISH only*
- Sweden: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority; Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI)
- Switzerland: Swiss Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (HSK)
- United States: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC)
- United Kingdom: Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), UK Health and Safety Executive Nuclear Directorate, Radioactive Materials Transport Division of the UK Department for Transport
- Vietnam: Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission (VAEC)