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Laws and regulations

Here you will find laws, ordinances, and guidelines applying to nuclear engineering, nuclear safety, waste management, and radiation protection in Germany. The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management has summarised these legal texts in the Handbook on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection.

Legal provisions

Here you can find bilingual editions (English / German) of the more frequently used laws and regulations. The translations are performed by the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management without assuming liability.

Dose coefficients

To protect the general public the radiation exposure shall be limited. The dose limits are calculated using the dose coefficients which you can find here (PDFs available in German only).

Handbook on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection

The Handbook on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection contains legal and sublegal regulatory documents in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection - as reference only and partly as complete documents - and, in addition, further related regulations and information. In Section 1A the most important national laws are listed, e.g.

English translations of important regulations regarding nuclear safety and radiation protection can be found in Annex A1 of the Handbook.

Legal Basis

Legal basis for the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management

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