Everyone needs electricity, medical treatment and other services and products that depend on the use of radioactive materials. SÚRAO’s mission is to ensure the safe management of existing and future radioactive waste in line with the Government-approved Czech Concept of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel and the requirements of nuclear safety and the protection of human beings and the environment against the potential adverse effects of nuclear waste. The treatment of radioactive waste is subject to international treaties and recommendations in the field of nuclear energy and ionising radiation, which have been adopted by the Czech Republic.

Modern technologies are employed for the processing of radioactive waste, its isolation from the environment, the operation of waste repositories and subsequent monitoring and measurement activities. With respect to research and development, SÚRAO both contributes to and cooperates with Czech and foreign organisations, laboratories, research institutes and universities.