About Nagra

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.

Nagra's work is supported by an effective quality management system that is certified in accordance with ISO 9001.


The members of the Nagra Cooperative

Swiss Confederation (represented by the Department of Home Affairs) 

BKW FMB Energie AG, Bern (Mühleberg NPP) 

Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG, Däniken (Gösgen NPP) 

Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG, Leibstadt (Leibstadt NPP) 

Axpo Power AG, Baden (Beznau I and II NPPs)

Alpiq AG, Olten

Zwilag Zwischenlager Würenlingen AG, Würenlingen