Livestream on September 25th from 10:00 a.m.: Opening of the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management
Participate online

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety

The framework conditions for the use of nuclear energy in the Federal Republic of Germany are stipulated in the Basic Law and the Atomic Energy Act. Following the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant the framework conditions to phase out nuclear power for the commercial generation of electricity in Germany were further specified by the 13th Act amending the Atomic Energy Act. With the amended Atomic Energy Act entering into force, eight nuclear power plants immediately forfeited their operating licenses.
Kontrollraum eines russischen Kernkraftwerks

Latest on Nuclear Safety

AKW Isar 2
Press Nuclear Safety | 13.04.23

Germany brings era of nuclear power to an end

Operations at the three last nuclear power plants in Germany – Emsland in Lower Saxony, Isar 2 in Bavaria and Neckarwestheim 2 in Baden-Württemberg – will be shut down by 15 April 2023 at the latest.

Svenja Schulze bei einer Pressekonferenz
Press Nuclear Safety | 11.03.21

Germany's commitment to phasing out nuclear power continues

Svenja Schulze has presented a paper on completing the nuclear phase-out. It describes what further steps are needed to minimize the nuclear risks for Germany.

Report Nuclear Safety | 26.08.20

Concept for maintaining qualified personnel for nuclear safety created

Under the leadership of the BMU and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), a concept of the Federal Government for the development of competence and junior staff for nuclear safety was developed.

Report Nuclear Safety | 14.06.19

Third meeting of the German-Belgian Nuclear Commission

The German-Belgian Nuclear Commission continued its exchange about relevant nuclear installations on both sides of the border and discussed, among other topics, various aspects of nuclear waste management.

Gruppenfoto vor Stellwand
Press Nuclear Safety | 12.04.19

Successful conclusion of second IRRS mission

On 12 April, a commission of international experts issued a report awarding top marks to Germany’s nuclear licensing and supervisory authorities at Federal and Länder level.

Press Nuclear Safety | 09.07.18

Opinion on Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants

Germany‘s Reactor Safety Commission has published an opinion on crack zones in the reactor pressure vessels of the Tihange and Doel nuclear power plants. Most of the German experts questions relating to safety issues are resolved.

Kernkraftwerk mit dampfendem Turm vor dem klaren blauen Himmel.
Press Nuclear Safety | 15.06.18

Second meeting of the German-Belgian Nuclear Commission

This year, the talks focused again on the findings discovered at the Tihange 2 und Doel 3 nuclear power plants close to the German border.

Press Europe | 22.05.18

Svenja Schulze on inaugural trip to Brussels

During her inaugural trip to Brussels, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze will meet with Commissioners Karmenu Vella, Miguel Arias Cañete and Vytenis Andriukaitis to discuss climate, environmental and health policy.


External links

Logo des Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz: Im straffierten grünen Kreis steht BfS
Englisches Logo: Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management
Logo der Entsorgungskommission

Policy-making in dialogue

Good environmental and consumer protection policies are achieved when they are a joint endeavour. Get in touch with us, or get involved through one of our options for dialogue.