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The Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The ministry’s primary functions include:

  • Fundamental national environmental policy
  • Informing and educating the public about environmental issues
  • Environmental remediation and development in Eastern Germany
  • Climate protection and energy
  • Air quality control
  • Noise abatement
  • Conservation of groundwater, rivers, lakes and seas
  • Soil conservation and remediation of contaminated sites
  • Waste management and recycling policy
  • Chemicals safety, environment and health
  • Precautions against emergencies in industrial plants
  • Protection, maintenance and sustainable utilization of biodiversity
  • Safety of nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear supply and disposal
  • Radiological protection

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