Atomic Energy Act 1945

  • This version was reprinted on 13 October 2015 to make a correction to section 13(3) under section 25(1)(j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
12 No person to possess fissionable substances, etc, without consent

(1)

No person shall, without the prior written consent of the Minister of Research, Science, and Technology, import or have in his possession or control any plutonium or other substance from which atomic energy may be produced more readily than from uranium of natural isotope composition.

(2)

No person shall, without the prior written consent of the Minister of Research, Science, and Technology, import, construct, have in his possession or control, or operate any machine, atomic pile, or apparatus which may be capable of producing atomic energy or which the Minister of Research, Science, and Technology has by notice in the Gazette for the purpose of this section declared to be an essential part of any such machine, pile, or apparatus as aforesaid.

(3)

No person shall, without the prior written consent of the Minister of Research, Science, and Technology, import, manufacture, or have in his possession or control any material or substance which that Minister has by notice in the Gazette for the purposes of this section declared to be essential to any process for the production of atomic energy.

Section 12(1): amended, on 1 July 1992, by section 46(1) of the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992 (1992 No 47).

Section 12(2): amended, on 1 July 1992, by section 46(1) of the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992 (1992 No 47).

Section 12(3): amended, on 1 July 1992, by section 46(1) of the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992 (1992 No 47).