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Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Portugal
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities
This country profile provides a detailed review of a full range of nuclear law topics, including: the general regulatory regime, including mining; radioactive substances and equipment; nuclear installations; trade in nuclear materials; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; non-proliferation and physical protection; transport; and nuclear third party liability. This profile was last updated in 2011.

Primary nuclear legislation

2012 Decree-Law 30/2012 of 9 February (Safety of Nuclear Installations)

2012 Decree-Law 262/2012 of 17 December establishes the obligations for the operators of nuclear installations;

2013 Decree-Law 156/2013 of 5 November “on the management of radioactive waste and on the management of spent fuel;

2018 Decree-Law 108/2018 of 3 December, establishes the radiological protection framework and the competences of the regulatory authority.

Related links

Nuclear facts and figures for OECD countries
Number of nuclear units connected to the grid; Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh); Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply.

IEA energy statistics: Portugal
Data is available in the following areas: coal, oil and gas use; electricity production, supply and consumption; heat production, supply and consumption; and graphs of sectorial final consumption by source.\

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Portugal

Related NEA publications

Nuclear Energy Data
Nuclear Energy Data is the NEA's annual compilation of essential statistics on electricity generation and nuclear power in OECD countries. The reader will have quick and easy reference to the status of and projected trends in total electricity generating capacity, nuclear generating capacity, and actual electricity production, as well as to supply and demand for nuclear fuel cycle services.

Uranium: Resources, Production and Demand
A Joint Report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency
The "Red Book" provides analyses and information from 41 producing and consuming countries. The present edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements.

Last updated: 28 May 2018