Atomic Energy Council

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Coordinates: 25°0′11.37″N 121°31′35.51″E / 25.0031583°N 121.5265306°E / 25.0031583; 121.5265306

Atomic Energy Council

原子能委員會
Yuánzǐnéng Wěiyuánhuì
Agency overview
Formed 16 May 1955
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Yonghe, New Taipei
Employees 1,160
Ministers responsible Tsai Chuen-horng, Minister and Chairman
Chou Yuan-chin, Deputy Minister
Huang Tsing-tung, Deputy Minister
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website www.aec.gov.tw

The Atomic Energy Council (AEC; Chinese: 原子能委員會; pinyin: Yuánzǐnéng Wěiyuánhuì) is an independent government agency of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China which is responsible for atomic safety, development and regulations. It also conducts research and development into atomic technologies.[1]

History[edit]

The agency was created in 1955 by the Executive Yuan. Since then, it has assisted industry in developing nuclear power for commercial use and allowed universities to conduct research into atomic energy.[2]

The agency is still primarily responsible for the supervision of nuclear power plants, nuclear facilities, and radiation workplaces. It also strictly implement the laws for nuclear safety control, radiation protection, environmental detection, and proper administration of radioactive waste management to ensure the safety of nuclear applications, general public and investigate applications for atomic energy.[3]

Administrative Structure[edit]

The agency is organized into the following areas.[4]

Departments[edit]

  • Department of Nuclear Technology
  • Department of Radiation Protection
  • Department of Nuclear Regulation
  • Department of Planning

Offices[edit]

  • Office of Security
  • Office of Personnel
  • Office of Accounting
  • Secretariat

Agencies[edit]

  • Radiation Monitoring Center
  • Fuel Cycle and Materials Administration
  • Institute of Nuclear Energy Research

Advisory Committees[edit]

  • Advisory Committee on Nuclear Legislation
  • Advisory Committee on Nuclear Facility Safety
  • Advisory Committee on Ionizing Radiation Safety
  • Advisory Committee on Radioactive Materials Safety
  • Supervising Committee on Nuclear Safety of the Lungmen Station
  • Advisory Committee on Nuclear Accident Investigation and Evaluation
  • Evaluation Committee on Research and Development Achievements
  • Advisory Committee on Handling of State Compensation Cases

List of Ministers[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The council is accessible within walking distance South West from Gongguan Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atomic Energy Council". Aec.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Atomic Energy Council". Aec.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Atomic Energy Council". Aec.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Atomic Energy Council". Aec.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 

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