Nuclear facilities must be designed such that the protective targets in the German Atomic Energy Act are observed. This not only applies to normal operation and operational malfunctions that are insignificant from the safety aspect, but also to incidents and damage events. Therefore, the safety report of a nuclear power plant must – apart from chapters dealing with the location, detailed technical plant description, radiological and climatic effects on the environment – also include information on incident effects. Within the scope of the licensing procedure the safety report must be made available for public inspection. It serves as an essential basis for experts and authorities for examination concerning granting or refusing of a licence.