08:00 – 17:00

Monday to Friday

Mandume Park Building,

Cnr. Dr.W.Kulz & Teinert Street, Windhoek, Namibia

+264 61 203 2417

The Atomic Energy Board of Namibia
26th June 2017

08:00 – 17:00

Monday to Friday

Mandume Park Building,

Cnr. Dr.W.Kulz & Teinert Street, Windhoek, Namibia

+264 61 203 2417

AEB Legislation

Atomic Energy & Radiation Protection Act, Act No 5 of 2005

The Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act was enacted in May 2005 to provide for the adequate protection of the environment and of people in current and future generations against the harmful effects of radiation by controlling and regulating the production, processing, handling, use, holding, storage, transport and disposal of radiation sources and radioactive materials, and controlling and regulating prescribed non-ionising radiation sources; to establish an Atomic Energy Board and to provide for its composition and functions; to establish a National Radiation Protection Authority; to amend the Hazardous Substances Ordinance, 1974 (Ordinance No. 14 of 1974); and to provide for related matters.

The objects of the Act are to

  • minimize the exposure of persons and the environment in Namibia to the effects of harmful radiation
  • ensure that adequate control is exercised over the possession, production, processing, sale, export and import of radiation sources and nuclear material
  • create the necessary mechanisms to facilitate compliance with the obligations of Namibia under international agreements relating to nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and protection against the harmful effects of radiation.

Regulations

Radiation Protection and Waste Disposal Regulations

The Radiation Protection and Waste Disposal Regulations were published in November 2011 (No 221 of 2011). The Regulations specify the minimum requirements for protection of the people and environment against exposure to ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources and for the security of radioactive material.

Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act, Act No 5 of 2005

The Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act, 2005 (Act. No.5 of 2005), administered by National Radiation Protection Authority, provides for the regulation of all activities associated with radiation sources, radioactive or nuclear material. The primary purpose of the Act is to provide for the protection of people against the harmful effects of radiation; minimize environmental pollution that may be caused by radiological contamination; ensure the safety of facilities and radiation sources; and to ensure Namibia meet its obligations within the context of international legal instruments in the sphere of radiation or nuclear technologies.

Top