|Last Updated:||October 1, 2009|
|Location:||Kurchatov, former Semipalatinsk Test Site, East Kazakhstan Oblast (see a map of Semipalatinsk)|
|Subordinate To:||Government of Kazakhstan, established by Presidential Decree No.779.|
The National Nuclear Center (NNC) oversees the following four institutes:
- Institute of Nuclear Physics: Includes the VVR-K research reactor in Alatau
- Institute of Atomic Energy: Includes the IVG-1M, non-operational RA, and IGR research reactors at the former Semipalatinsk Test Site.
- Institute of Geophysical Research
- Institute of Radiation Safety and Ecology
Activities: The NNC was created by presidential decree in May 1992. The NNC is charged with conducting research on the peaceful use of nuclear energy and radiation safety and is also responsible for evaluating the consequences of nuclear tests at the now-closed Semipalatinsk Test Site. All nuclear research reactors in Kazakhstan are under the jurisdiction of the NNC. The NNC is involved in denuclearization projects in Kazakhstan under the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, including projects under the auspices of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC).
 Report done for CNS, Kazakhstan Atomic Energy Agency, 7 July 1995.
 Emily Ewell, "International Conference on Nonproliferation Problems," CNS trip report, September 1997, KAZ970900, pp. 4-5.