Radiological Protection

Radiological protection

People have always lived in natural radiation fields. Radiation originates from space and from naturally radioactive substances in the air, in water and in the soil. In addition to these natural sources of radiation people are also exposed to other forms of radiation in today's technological age – both can be harmful to humans and to the environment. Therefore, limit values are set to avoid any verifiable damage.

Latest on Radiological Protection

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.

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.

Press Radiological Protection | 08.10.17

Source of the ruthenium-106 detected in Europe probably located in Southern Urals

The source of the recently detected slight increase of radioactive ruthenium-106 in the atmosphere remains unclear. It is, however, most likely located in the Southern Urals.

Press Nuclear Safety | 21.03.16

30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks pays tribute to the victims and visits the site of the destroyed reactor

Press Radiological Protection | 24.11.14

Agreement on a European approach for nuclear emergency planning

Blauer Himmel mit Wolken
Press Radiological Protection | 05.12.13

Revised European radiation protection directive adopted

The Federal Environment Ministry supports the Council of the EU in its decision to revise European radiation protection law.

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