Nuclear safety and nuclear power
- The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is responsible for overseeing safety at all Norwegian nuclear facilities: at Kjeller near Lillestrøm; inHalden; and at Himdalen in the county of Akershus.
- The Norwegian research reactors have been closed and are now being prepared for decommissioning.
- DSA’s responsibility also extends to safeguards-inspections in Norway. In this context, «safeguards» means the control of nuclear material which could be used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.
- Visits from nuclear-powered naval vessels require a licence under the Nuclear Energy Activities Act. The Ministry of Defence grants licenses for the arrival of military vessels, and DSA is the recommending and advisory body to the Ministry.
24. November 2023
The war in Ukraine places the issue of radiation protection during armed conflict firmly on the agenda. The international framework for radiation protection and nuclear safety was not created with war in mind. This week, Norwegian and international authorities and experts met in Oslo to address the challenges presented by war and conflict for nuclear safety.