Safety of Nuclear Installations Directive 2009/71/Euratom—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon
Safety of Nuclear Installations Directive 2009/71/Euratom—snapshot

The following Environment practice note Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Safety of Nuclear Installations Directive 2009/71/Euratom—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Objectives
  • Scope
  • Aims
  • National framework
  • Competent authority
  • Licence holders and workers
  • Reporting requirements
  • National implementation
  • More...

Brexit impact

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TitleCouncil Directive 2009/71/EURATOM of 29 June 2009 establishing a community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations
Entry into force22 July 2009
Deadline for transposition22 July 2011
Amending documentsCouncil Directive 2014/87/Euratom of 8 July 2014
SubjectEnvironment; nuclear installations; nuclear safety

Objectives

The Directive has two key objectives:

  1. to establish a framework to maintain and promote the continuous improvement of nuclear safety and its regulation;

  2. 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.

Scope

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. (1) an enrichment plant, nuclear fuel fabrication plant, nuclear power plant, reprocessing plant, research reactor facility, spent fuel storage facility; and

  2. (2) storage facilities

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