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The Directive has two key objectives:
to establish a framework to maintain and promote the continuous improvement of nuclear safety and its regulation;
to ensure that Member States implement measures that provide a high level of nuclear safety to protect workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiations from nuclear installations.
The Directive applies to any civilian nuclear installation operating under a licence. Such a licence confers responsibility for the siting, design, construction, commissioning and operation or decommissioning of a nuclear installation.
Nuclear installation is defined as:
(1) an enrichment plant, nuclear fuel fabrication plant, nuclear power plant, reprocessing plant, research reactor facility, spent fuel storage facility; and
(2) storage facilities
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