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The purpose of this Act is
- to phase out the use of nuclear energy for the commercial generation of electricity in controlled manner, and to ensure orderly operation up until the date of termination,
- to protect life, health and real assets against the hazards of nuclear energy and the harmful effects of ionising radiation and to provide compensation for damage caused by nuclear energy or ionising radiation,
- to prevent danger to the internal or external security of the Federal Republic of Germany from the application or release of nuclear energy or ionising radiation,
- to enable the Federal Republic of Germany to meet its international obligations in the field of nuclear energy and radiation protection.