Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Nuclear safety and nuclear power

FACTS

  • The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is responsible for overseeing safety at all Norwegian nuclear facilities: the two research reactors at Kjeller near Lillestrøm and Halden, and the waste repository in Himdalen in the county of Viken.

  • DSA’s responsibility also extends to safeguards in Norway. In this context, ‘safeguards’ means the control of nuclear material which could be used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. 

  • The two Norwegian research reactors have been closed and are now being prepared for decommissioning.