The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is the Swedish government authority responsible for radiation protection. It employs 300 people who are expertise in fields such as engineering, natural and behavioural sciences, law, economics and communications. It is located in Stockholm, with an annual budget of about 400 million SEK. Swedish Radiation Safety Authority vision is to keep society safe from harmful effects of radiation. We work proactively and preventively with nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation in order to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation, now and in the future. All its project findings are published either in the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s report series, in scientific journals.
This authority has five departments and one secretariat which include Department of Nuclear Power Plant Safety, Radioactive Materials, Radiation Protection and Office for International Relations. It is also actively participates in several different organizations’ with international co-operation involving the exchange of knowledge and experiences between countries.
It mainly involves in the research of nuclear non-proliferation, including safeguards, export control and illicit trafficking in nuclear materials and radioactive substances. It also includes in the Research activities in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protections encompass a broad spectrum of aspects in terms of nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation. Nuclear non-proliferation activities imply preventing nuclear material and equipment for civilian purposes from being used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
Research involved the author nuclear safety and radiation protection is necessary in order to maintain the high level of competence required by an expert authority. Furthermore, fast technological progress in these areas places demands on acquiring the latest findings.