Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Special issue on radiological and nuclear legacies

The Journal of Radiological Protection, one of the foremost publications on radiation protection worldwide, recently published a special issue on the regulation of radiological and nuclear legacies. Malgorzata K. Sneve, DSA’s Director for Regulatory Cooperation, was one of the guest editors.

Last updated: 20. mai 2022 13:31

The DSA has for several years worked with the challenges arising from these legacies together with regulatory authorities in Russia, Central Asia and Ukraine. The aim is to support the development of a holistic and practical approach to regulation and wider management of nuclear legacy challenges. The topic is also of great interest locally, given the accelerated decommissioning program in Norway.

Internationally, there is a lack of standards in this legacy area. To begin to address this, DSA hosted an international workshop held in Tromsø in 2019. The workshop was organized by DSA and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy and the International Commission on Radiological Protection. The results were presented in DSA report 2020:5. Discussions and presentations at this workshop gave rise to the idea for the special issue of the Journal for Radiological Protection. Links to the editorial and 15 additional papers are available as follows.