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Das Gebäudes des Hauptsitzes in Salzgitter

Tasks

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) is an organisationally independent scientific-technical higher federal authority in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Scientific work at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection : general framework, activities , challenges

Our understanding of scientific work

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) performs tasks relating to radiation protection and precautionary radiation protection. In these fields the BfS professionally and scientifically supports the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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BfS research programme

The Radiation Protection Research Programme describes the medium term research and development planning in the field of radiation protection for 2013 to 2017.

Adressen und Anfahrtsbeschreibungen des BfS

Sites

This page provides an overview of the various offices staffed by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection and their different locations within Germany.

The headquarters of the BfS are in Salzgitter; other specialist divisions are based in Berlin, Neuherberg near Munich, Bonn and Freiburg. This page contains the exact location of the offices with maps and directions on how to find them.

Handbook on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection

The Handbook on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection contains legal and sublegal regulatory documents in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection - as reference only and partly as complete documents - and, in addition, further related regulations and information. In Section 1A the most important national laws are listed, e.g.

  • Atomic Energy Act,
  • Precautionary Radiation Protection Act, and
  • Radiation Protection Ordinance.

The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE) summarizes these legal texts in the Handbook on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection. It took over this task on 30 July 2016 from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). English translations of important regulations regarding nuclear safety and radiation protection can be found in Annex A.1.

Departmental research

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) supports the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildung and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in planning and implementing the research programme both at technical and scientific level. In the area of radiation protection the BfS is responsible for the planning, scientific preparation and supervision as well as for the evaluation of the research projects.

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