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Nuclear safety

Convención sobre Seguridad Nuclear

The Convention on Nuclear Safety was signed by Spain on 15th November 1994. Its objectives are the following:

  • To achieve and maintain a high level of nuclear safety worldwide through the enhancement of national measures and international cooperation, including, where appropriate, safety-related technical cooperation.
  • To establish and maintain effective defences in nuclear facilities against potential radiological hazards in order to protect individuals, society and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation.
  • To prevent accidents with radiological consequences and to mitigate such consequences should they occur.

As a party to the convention, Spain undertakes to submit for review a report on the measures it has taken to implement each of its obligations under the convention. National reports are updated every three years and are subjected to a thorough process of peer review. The Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) acts as Spain’s national contact point and coordinates the preparation of Spain’s national reports. The Ministry of Industry and Unesa participate with the CSN in the drafting of this report, among others.