Nuclear regulatory authority
The independent State Office for Nuclear Safety is responsible for nuclear safety, radiation protection, physical protection, emergency preparedness, RAW, decommissioning, transportation, technical safety of nuclear installations; and control of non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, etc. The Radioactive Waste Repository Authority is responsible for management of activities related to the disposal of radioactive waste.
There are six VVERs reactor units and three research reactors in operation. An interim spent fuel storage facility and spent fuel storage are also in operation, while another spent fuel storage facility is under construction. Three radioactive waste repositories are in operation and one radioactive waste repository has been closed. There are also uranium mining and milling activities.
Radioactive waste and spent fuel management
Main legal instruments
Act No. 18/1997 Coll., on peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation; relevant SUJB Decrees are available on SUJB web pages: www.sujb.cz; Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on free access to information, as amended; Act No. 123/1998 Coll., on free access to environmental information, as amended; Act No. 500/2004 Coll., on administrative proceedings, as amended; Act No. 552/1991 Coll., on state inspection, as amended; and Act No. 100/2001 Coll., on environmental impact assessment as amended.