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Atomic Energy Act, 2011 (No. 16 of 2011).

Document type
Long title
An Act to provide for adequate protection of the people and the environment in present and future generations against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation by controlling and regulating the importation, exportation, production, processing, handling, use, holding, storage, transportation and disposal of radiation sources, nuclear materials, and any other radioactive materials; to provide for the establishment of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority and provide for its governance and management; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
Energy, Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Energy conservation/energy production Nuclear energy Pollution control Radiation Institution International relations/cooperation Hazardous substances Hazardous waste International trade
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations, Least Developed Countries

This Act concerns regulation of activities involving nuclear material and provides for the creation of an Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (AERA). It also provides for, among other things - notification and licensing for those who want to engage in activities or practices involving radiation sources, nuclear material or any radioactive materials; responsibilities of a licensee; inspection and enforcement and compliance monitoring; fundamental radiation safety principles to apply to activities

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Other references

Implements treaty

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

Treaty | Multilateral | Vienna |

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000881)

Implements treaty

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (London Version)

Treaty | Multilateral | London; Moscow; Washington D.C. |

Keyword: Radioactive waste, Nuclear energy, Military activities

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000414)