Nuclear non-proliferation

Nuclear non-proliferation activities have the purpose of ensuring that nuclear materials, nuclear equipment and technical information are only used for peaceful purposes. ‘Nuclear materials’ refers to uranium, plutonium and thorium. These materials are used by the nuclear power industry, but they could also be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority develops and issues regulations and checks the regulatory compliance of those who deal with nuclear materials, nuclear equipment and technical information. We carry out supervision to ensure that Swedish nuclear activities and exports do not contribute to proliferation of nuclear weapons, and we have international partners to help prevent nuclear materials and nuclear equipment from falling into the wrong hands.