The objectives of this Directive are:
- to establish a Community framework in order to maintain and promote the continuous improvement of nuclear safety and its regulation;
- to ensure that Member States shall provide for appropriate national arrangements for a high level of nuclear safety to protect workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiations from nuclear installations.
This Directive shall apply to any licensed civilian nuclear installation, and is without prejudice to Directive 96/29/Euratom. Member States may take more stringent legislative measures.
Definitions of terms "nuclear installation", "nuclear safety", "competent regulatory authority", "licence", "licence holder".
Member States shall establish and maintain a national legislative, regulatory and organisational framework and run a competent regulatory authority. This authority is supervising licensed installations.
Member States shall provide appropriate:
- circumstances to have skilled and trained experts;
- information to the public.