Preparation of the cost study 2016

Decommissioning Fund for Nuclear Facilities and Waste Disposal Fund for Nuclear Power Plants

Key facts

As they cause radioactive waste, the owners of nuclear power plants are obliged under the Nuclear Energy Act (NEA) to carry out and finance the decommissioning and disposal of their nuclear power plants (NPP). Since the majority of the measures needed do not take place until after the decommissioning of a NPP, each of the owners has set up a fund for decommissioning and disposal. Both funds are subject to supervision by the Confederation.