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The RSK advises the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in safety-related matters and thus matters concerning the physical protection of nuclear installations and radioactive waste management.*
Since 1958, the RSK has been performing this advisory work for the federal ministry responsible for the safety of nuclear installations and radiation protection (since 1986 the BMU, formerly the Federal Ministry of the Interior (1972-1986), the Federal Ministry for Education and Science (1969-1972), the Federal Ministry of Scientific Research (1962-1969), the Federal Ministry of Nuclear Energy and Water (1958-1962)).
RECOMMENDATION of 29.08.2013 - RSK’s understanding of safety philosophy [285 KB] (In German)
* With the establishment of the NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION (Entsorgungskommission - ESK) at the BMU on 12.06.2008 and its first meeting on 30.06.2008, radioactive waste management has become a topic of consultations of the ESK (www.entsorgungskommission.de); the RSK Committee on FUEL SUPPLY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT (VE) ceased to exist.