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Atomic Energy Council

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Formed  16 May 1955
Parent agency  Executive Yuan
Founded  16 May 1955
Jurisdiction  Taiwan
Headquarters  Yonghe, New Taipei
Website  www.aec.gov.tw
Phone  +886 2 8231 7919
Number of employees  1,160
Atomic Energy Council
Ministers responsible  Hsieh Shou-shing, Minister Tsai Huei-min, Huang Tsing-tung, Deputy Ministers
Address  234, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Yonghe District, Section 1, Chenggong Rd, 80號
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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.

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History

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.

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.

Administrative Structure

The agency is organized into the following areas.

Departments

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Su Shian-jang (蘇獻章) (21 May 2007 - 19 May 2008)
  • Tsai Chuen-horng (20 May 2008 – 31 January 2016)
  • Chou Yuan-chin (1 February 2016 – 19 May 2016)
  • Hsieh Shou-shing (20 May 2016 – ) (incumbent)
  • Transportation

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

    References

    Atomic Energy Council Wikipedia


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