Online Resources

National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC)
NNDC collects, evaluates, and disseminates nuclear physics data for basic nuclear research and for applied nuclear technologies.

No Nukes Inforesource
No Nukes Inforesource is a collection of news about incidents in nuclear power plants. Additionally, for each country a detailed website is presented with information about energy production, nuclear policy and radioactive waste management. For all nuclear sites informations about the plants are given including type of reactor, a map, start of construction and operation dates, shutdown dates and the status of licensing procedures. The information is provided by the Austrian Institute of Ecology.

Maps of Nuclear Power Reactors
These maps are provided by the International Nuclear Safety Center, operated by Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy. Clicking on the NPP symbol will show the most important data about the reactors at the respective site. Data about operational status have not been updated since a few years.

Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) of IAEA
PRIS covers two kinds of data: general and design information on power reactors, and information about operating experience with nuclear power plants. Covered are all reactors that are in operation, under construction, or shutdown. Also historical data of shutdown reactors are included.

Links to Organisations

Citizens´ Nuclear Information Center (CNIC)
CNIC is an anti-nuclear public interest organization dedicated to securing a safe, nuclear-free world. The Center was formed to provide reliable information and public education on all aspects of nuclear power.

chernobyl . info
This Website is an international platform for communication and information on the longterm consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. In English, German and Russian.

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
The Centre provides operational medium- and extended-range forecasts and a state-of-the-art super-computing facility for scientific research. It also pursues scientific and technical collaboration with satellite agencies and with the European Commission.

European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC)
The JRC is a research based policy support organisation and an integral part of the European Commission. The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Nuclear topics account for a quarter of the workload in three research areas ("Nuclear waste management and environmental impact", "Nuclear safety", "Nuclear security").

European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR)
The ECRR was formed in 1997 following a resolution made at a conference in Strasbourg arranged by the Green Group in the European Parliament with the aim of providing scientific advice for health consequences of low-level radiation. In 2003, a recommendation was published ( "The Health Effects of Ionising Radiation Exposure at Low Doses and Low Dose Rates for Radiation Protection Purposes. Regulators´ Edition") using evidence from recent research, from new discoveries in radiation biology and from human epidemiology (esp. Chernobyl). This recommendation is a critical counterpart to the recommendations of the ICRP. In May 2010, an updated version will be available.

European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS)
The objective of EURADOS is to advance the scientific understanding and the technical development of the dosimetry of ionising radiation in the fields of radiation protection, radiobiology, radiation therapy and medical diagnosis by the stimulation of collaboration between European laboratories, specially those of the European Communities.

Friends of the Earth Europe
Campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment, unites more than 30 national organisations, engages in anti-nuclear work.

Gesellschaft für Strahlenschutz/Society for Radiation Protection
International society with the aim of preventing humans and nature from the effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation. In German and English.

Greenpeace International Nuclear Campaign
Information about nuclear campaigns and nuclear news.

Intenational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
IAEA is an independent international organization related to the United Nations system by a special agreement. It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957. Today IAEA serves as an international center of cooperation in the nuclear field.

International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU)
The ICRU has the mission to develop and promulgate internationally accepted recommendations on radiation related quantities and units, terminology, measurement procedures, and reference data for the safe and efficient application of ionizing radiation to medical diagnosis and therapy, radiation science and technology, and radiation protection of individuals and populations.

International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
The International Commission on Radiological Protection, ICRP, is an independent Registered Charity, established to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection, in particular by providing recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionising radiation.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
IPPNW is a global federation of national physicians' organisations dedicated to safeguarding health through the prevention of nuclear war. For its efforts IPPNW was rewarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)
The primary purpose of IRPA is to provide a medium whereby those engaged in radiation protection activities in all countries may communicate more readily with each other and through this process advance radiation protection in many parts of the world. This includes relevant aspects of such branches of knowledge as science, medicine, engineering, technology and law, to provide for the protection of man and his environment from the hazards caused by radiation, and thereby to facilitate the safe use of medical, scientific, and industrial radiological practices for the benefit of mankind.

National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP)
NCRP’s mission is to formulate and widely disseminate information, guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurements which represent the consensus of leading scientific thinking. The Council’s mission also encompasses the responsibility to facilitate and stimulate cooperation among organizations concerned with the scientific and related aspects of radiation protection and measurements.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service - NIRS
NIRS informs for more than 25 years about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues.

OECD - Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. To achieve this, the NEA works as: a forum for sharing information and experience and promoting international co-operation; a centre of excellence which helps Member countries to pool and maintain their technical expertise; a vehicle for facilitating policy analyses and developing consensus based on its technical work.

Otto Hug Strahleninstitut e.V.
Überregionale Zusammenarbeit deutscher Universitäten auf dem Gebiet des Umwelt- und Strahlenschutzes. Herausgabe einer Zeitschriftenreihe, Veranstaltung von Fachkongressen und gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekten. In Deutsch.

Unabhängiger Informationsdienst zu Radioaktivität, Strahlung und auch Elektrosmog. Seite in Deutsch.

The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM)
The Euratom Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) was initially created to coordinate the Member States' research programmes for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The Euratom Treaty today helps to pool knowledge, infrastructure, and funding of nuclear energy. It ensures the security of atomic energy supply within the framework of a centralised monitoring system.

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
This commission is an interim organization tasked with building up the verification regime of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) in preparation for the Treaty's entry into force as well as promoting the Treaty's universality.

Umweltinstitut München
Informationen zu den Folgen von Tschernobyl speziell in Bayern, Garching, Messwerte von Lebensmitteln etc. Seite in Deutsch.

Union of Concerned Scientists
This Website contains informations about US nuclear installations. UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists.

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
UNSCEAR was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1955. Its mandate in the United Nations system is to assess and report levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Governments and organizations throughout the world rely on the Committee's estimates as the scientific basis for evaluating radiation risk and for establishing protective measures.

WISE - World Information Service on Energy
International switchboard for safe energy groups with main focus on nuclear energy. Detailed reports and campaigns about uranium, also detailed information about depleted uranium ammunition. In English.