- Nuclear installations in Germany
- Safety in nuclear energy
- Legal bases
- Licensing and supervision
- Safety philosophy
- Precautions and emergency response
- National committees
- Länder Committee for Nuclear Energy
- Reactor Safety Commission and Commission on Waste Management
- Nuclear Safety Standards Commission
- Probabilistic Safety Analysis Expert Working Group
- National standards committees
- International co-operation
- Reportable events
- Reporting procedure
- Incident registration centre
- International Nuclear Event Scale (INES)
- Reportable events in nuclear installations
- Reports on reportable events
- Shutdown and decommissioning
- Nuclear accidents
- What is nuclear waste management?
- Design approvals of transport packages
- Interim storage facilities
- What are interim storage facilities?
- Licensing of interim storage facilities for nuclear fuels
- Central interim storage facilities
- Decentralised interim storage facilities
- Interim storage facilities for radioactive waste with negligible heat generation
- Federal custody of nuclear fuels
- What is nuclear waste management?
- Foundation and development
- President of the BfE
- Laws and regulations
- Frequently applied legal provisions
- Handbook nuclear safety and radiation protection
- 1A Nuclear and radiation protection law
- 1B Other laws
- 1C Transport law
- 1D Bilateral agreements
- 1E Multilateral agreements
- 1F EU law
- 2 General administrative provisions
- 3 Announcements of the BMU and the formerly competent BMI
- 4 Relevant provisions and recommendations
- 5 Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (KTA)
- 6 Key committees
- Annex to the NS Handbook
- A 1 English translations of laws and regulations
- Dose coefficients to calculate radiation exposure
- Legal Basis
- BfE Topics in the Bundestag
Reactor Safety Commission (RSK) and Nuclear Waste Management Commission (ESK)
On the topic of nuclear safety, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit - BMUB) gets recommendations and advice by
- the Reactor Safety Commission (Reaktor-Sicherheitskommission - RSK) and
- the Nuclear Waste Management Commission (Entsorgungskommission - ESK).
To ensure well-balanced advice, these commissions should be composed such that the entire range of opinions acceptable according to the state of the art of science and technology is represented. The members have to provide competent and objective advice. They are appointed by the BMUB. Either commission has established committees and working groups for specific issues.
Reactor Safety Commission (RSK)
The Reactor Safety Commission (Reaktor-Sicherheitskommission - RSK) advises the BMUB in matters of safety and those associated with the physical protection of nuclear installations. BfE staff are members of the RSK and the following committees:
- Plant and systems engineering (Anlagen- und Systemtechnik - AST),
- Pressure-retaining components and materials (Druckführende Komponenten und Werkstoffe - DKW),
- Electrical installations (Elektrische Einrichtungen - EE) and
- Reactor operation (Reaktorbetrieb - RB).
The BfE experts represented support the BMUB in terms of communicating the advisory requirements and the evaluation results gained from the discussions.
Nuclear Waste Management Commission (ESK)
The Nuclear Waste Management Commission (Entsorgungskommission - ESK) advises the BMUB in nuclear waste management issues (conditioning, interim storage and transports of radioactive material and waste, decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear installations, disposal in deep geological formations).
One BfE expert is represented in the competent Committee on Decommissioning (ESK-ST) of the Nuclear Waste Management Commission for questions relating to the safety in the decommissioning of nuclear installations.
State of 2017.03.09