Nagra stands for «National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste».
The Nuclear Energy Act states that the waste producers are responsible for the safe management of their radioactive waste. In 1972, the operators of the nuclear power plants and the Swiss Confederation (responsible for radioactive waste from medicine, industry and research) set up Nagra to perform this task. Nagra has a clear mandate: radioactive waste arising in Switzerland has to be disposed of in a way that ensures the long-term protection of man and the environment.
The members of the Nagra Cooperative are: