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Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Spain
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 2010.

Primary nuclear legislation

Law 25/1964, of 29 April, on Nuclear Energy [Spanish]

Law 15/1980, of 22 April, creating the Nuclear Safety Council [Spanish] [English]

Secondary nuclear legislation:

Sixth additional provision of Law 54/1997, of 27 November, on the Electricity Sector [Spanish]

Law 12/2011, of 27 May, on third party liability for nuclear damage or damaged caused by radioactive materials [Spanish] [Law 12/2011 will enter into force when the 2004 Protocols amending the Paris Convention and the Brussels Supplementary Convention enter into force]

Law 21/2013, of 9 December, on Environmental Assessment [Spanish]

Royal Decrees:

Royal Decree 1836/1999, of 3 December, approving the Regulation on Nuclear and Radioactive Facilities [Spanish]

Royal Decree 783/2001, de 6 July, approving the Regulation on Sanitary Protection against Ionising Radiations [Spanish]

Royal Decree 1308/2011, of 26 September, on physical protection of installations, radioactive materials and radioactive sources [Spanish]

Royal Decree 102/2014, of 21 February, on the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste [Spanish]

Royal Decree 1400/2018, of 23 November, approving the Regulation on Nuclear safety in nuclear facilities [Spanish]

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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: Spain
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: Spain

Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in NEA Member Countries:

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.

Last updated: 18 March 2020