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Name: Atomic Energy Law (No. 8/98).
Country: Myanmar
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-06-08
Entry into force:
ISN: MMR-1998-L-87420
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=87420&p_lang=en
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Abstract/Citation: The aims of this Law are to develop the use of atomic energy, to ensure safety in using atomic energy, to carry out measures for the prevention of atomic radiation effects on man and on the environment, and to exchange information with foreign research institutes on knowledge and technology related to atomic energy. The Law consists of 14 Chapters divided into 39 sections.
The Ministry shall establish an Atomic Energy Council, which shall be formed by Ministers, Heads of Government Departments, Scientists, etc. Chapters IV to VI provide for duties and functions of the Ministers and of the Departments. Any individual in possession of any kind of nuclear or radioactive material shall apply to the Department for a registration certificate (Chapter VII). In case the individual shall utilize, produce, store, distribute or sell nuclear or radioactive material, a licence shall be obtained by the Department (Chapter VIII). For the import or export of any nuclear or radioactive material, the Government Department or Organization shall issue a licence or import-export permit (Chapter IX). The remaining Chapters contain administrative proceedings, prohibitions, penalties and provisions of miscellaneous nature.

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