Nuclear regulatory authority
The Radiation Inspection and Control Service (link is external), Department of Labour Inspection, Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance is responsible for radiation protection, nuclear safety and radioactive waste management.
There are no nuclear power plants, no research reactors, no radioactive waste management facilities, no manufacturing of radioactive sources or devices and no uranium mining and milling activities. Radioactive sources are used for medical, industrial and research purposes. All sources in use are imported.
Radioactive waste and spent fuel management
There is no production of spent fuel in Cyprus. Small amounts of short lived radioactive waste are produced from nuclear medicine and research activities.
Main legal instruments
The main legal instruments on these issues are the Protection from Ionizing Radiation and Nuclear Safety Laws of 2002 to 2017 and the various sets of Regulations issued under these Laws. These cater for all topics involving Ionising Radiation including Basic Safety Standards, Medical Exposures, Emergency, High Activity Sources and Shipment of Radioactive Materials. Cyprus is also party to various relevant international Conventions and Treaties.