The task assigned to Nagra by the Swiss waste producers is to prepare and implement solutions for waste management and disposal that ensure the long-term safety of man and the environment.


This includes in particular

  • Preparing inventories of all radioactive wastes arising in Switzerland from the nuclear power plants and from the use of radioactive materials in medicine, industry and research
  • Planning deep geological repositories for all categories of waste
  • Carrying out geological investigations
  • Demonstrating the safety of potential sites for geological repositories
  • Providing open and transparent information to the public
  • Promoting international collaboration in key areas of research

Task sharing