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Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: United Kingdom
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 2003.

Primary nuclear legislation

Atomic Energy Act 1946

Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954

Atomic Energy Authority Act 1986

Nuclear Safeguards and Electricity (Finance) Act 1978

Energy Act 2004

Energy Act 2008

2013 Energy Act

Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018

Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000

Radioactive Substances Act 1993

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Nuclear Installations Act 1965 as will be amended by the Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

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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: United Kingdom
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: United Kingdom

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