Atomic Energy Act (Switzerland)

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Basic data
Title: Federal Act on the Peaceful
Use of Atomic Energy
Short title: Atomic Act
Abbreviation: AtG
Type: Federal law
Scope: Switzerland
Legal matter: energy
legal collection (SR)
Original version from: December 23, 1959
Entry into force on: July 1, 1960
Expiry: February 1, 2005
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The Federal Act of December 23, 1959 on the Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy , or Atomic Energy Act for short , was passed on the same day as the Federal German Atomic Energy Act and has also regulated similar matters since it came into force on July 1, 1960.

After several sections were deleted and relocated to other decrees, the Atomic Energy Act essentially only regulated the permits for nuclear facilities until it was repealed . According to Article 4 AtG, a permit from the federal government is mandatory

  • the construction and operation as well as any change in the purpose, type and scope of a nuclear facility;
  • Transport, delivery, purchase and any other form of holding radioactive nuclear fuel and residues ;
  • the brokerage of radioactive nuclear fuels and residues on Swiss territory as well as their import, transit and export;
  • the export of nuclear energy generated in nuclear facilities .

In the 1970s, the dispute over the use of nuclear energy created a high level of urgency for a revision of the Atomic Energy Act of December 23, 1959. Therefore, this was supplemented by a transitional regulation, the Federal Decree on the Atomic Energy Act of October 6, 1978 . The federal resolution on the Atomic Energy Act came into force on July 1, 1979.

The Atomic Energy Act has been completely repealed and replaced by the Nuclear Energy Act of March 21, 2003 (KEG, SR 732.1), which came into force on February 1, 2005. After the decision to phase out nuclear power in 2011, the Nuclear Energy Act must be changed.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Swiss Federal Council: Federal Gazette, Volume 129, Volume III. In: Bundesblatt, August 24, 1977. The Swiss Federal Council, August 24, 1977, accessed on August 29, 2018 .
  2. Nuclear Energy Act (KEG)