To protect public health and the environment against the dangers of ionizing radiation, the nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations and facilities in which radioactive material is handled are subject to strict governmental supervision. In Baden-Württemberg, this responsibility lies in the hands of the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector.
The competent Nuclear Supervision, Radiation Protection department monitors the nuclear plants in Baden-Wuerttemberg and ensures that they are built, operated and – after shutdown – decommissioned and dismantled in accordance with all nuclear licences, provisions and regulations.
The monitoring of nuclear power stations in Baden-Württemberg is carried out on the basis of a systematic and unified supervision concept with modern methods of supervision. The objective is to ensure a high level of safety in the nuclear installations in Baden-Württemberg.