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Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Switzerland
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

Radiological Protection Act of 22 March 1991 (RPA) (RS 814.50)

Radiological Protection Ordinance of 26 April 2017 (RPO) (RS 814.501)

Nuclear Energy Act of 21 March 2003 (NEA) (RS 732.1)

Nuclear Energy Ordinance of 10 December 2004 (NEO) (RS 732.11)

Ordonnance du 21 mars 2012 sur l’application des garanties (RS 732.12)

Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate Act of 22 June 2007 (RS 732.2) [Loi du 22 Juin 2007 sur l’inspection fédérale de la sécurité nucléaire (LIFSN) (RS 732.2)]

Ordonnance du 12 novembre 2008 sur l’inspection fédérale de la sécurité nucléaire (OIFSN) (RS 732.21)

Ordonnance du 14 novembre 2018 sur la protection en cas d’urgence au voisinage des installations nucléaires (Ordonnance sur la protection d’urgence, OPU) (RS 732.33)

Federal Nuclear Energy Liability Act of 18 March 1983 (RS 732.44) [Loi fédérale du 18 mars 1983 sur la responsabilité civile en matière nucléaire (LRCN) (RS 732.44)]

Ordonnance du 5 décembre 1983 sur la responsabilité civile en matière nucléaire (ORCN) (RS 732.441)

Ordonnance du 7 décembre 2007 sur le fonds de désaffectation et sur le fonds de gestion des déchets radioactifs pour les installations nucléaires (Ordonnance sur le fonds de désaffectations et sur le fonds de gestion, OFDG) (RS 732.17)

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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: Switzerland
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: Switzerland

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