The Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) was established by Parliament Act No. 7 of 2003 (The Atomic Energy Act. No.7 of 2003). Formerly known as the National Radiation Commission established by Parliament Act 5 of 1983 (The Protection from Radiation Act. No.5 of 1983)

The following are the responsibilities of the Commission

a) Controlling the safe use of radiation in the country.

b) To promote the safe use of nuclear technology

c) to conduct research and provide advice and information on Nuclear Science and Technology


Our role

  1. To inspect all centers which uses radioactive sources in order to monitor the implementation of the Atomic Energy Act and its regulations?
  2. To issue permits for the importation, ownership, transportation and use of radioactive sources.
  3. To take sample and analyze radiation in all imported and exported foodstuff, fertilizers, animal foods and tobacco
  4. To test environmental samples to identify radioactive contaminants in the environment.
  5. To measure the level of radiation on telephone towers and communications radars.
  6. To collect, transport and store radioactive material.
  7. Provide radiation monitoring service to employees working in radioactive areas.
  8. Conducting an air pollution testing station from the Radionuclides Monitoring Station (RN64).
  9. To coordinate various nuclear technology projects in the country.
  10. To provide public education on the benefits and effects of nuclear technology
  11. To develop nuclear technology research for sustainable economic and social development.
  12. To provide maintenance and services to all nuclear technology equipments such as X-Ray, CT-scan, and MRI etc.
TAEC Headquarters-Arusha

Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission is the official government body responsible for all atomic energy matters in the United Republic of Tanzania.


“To become a center of excellence in regulating and promoting peaceful application of nuclear science and technology in Africa”.


“To promote safe and peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology for sustainable socio-economic development and regulate the use of radiation technologies in order to protect the public, workers and the environment from harmful effects of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation”.