Nuclear and Radiological preparedness and response is the contingency planning that we have in place in case of a radiological or nuclear accidents or incident that could cause radioactive contamination and exposure to radiation.
Nuclear and radiological preparedness and response in Norway is organised around the Crisis Committee for Nuclear Preparedness.
The Crisis Committee is responsible for and authorised to decide and effectuate measures to reduce the impact of a nuclear accident.
DSA is a national and international notification point for all types of radiological and nuclear event.
If a nuclear accident affects you, there are various steps you can take to protect yourself.
Under 40 years of age, pregnant, breast-feeding or have children living at home? If so, we recommend that you store iodine tablets at home. These tablets can provide protection against radioactive iodine in the event of a nuclear accident and should only be taken on the advice of the public authorities.
06. December 2023
In an article in the UK's The Guardian, the newspaper mentions Norway's concerns for the safety of the British nuclear facility at Sellafield. On a general basis, Norway is concerned about potential accidents and emissions from facilities in all areas that could have consequences for Norwegian territories. In the context of the article in the Guardian, it is a local release that cannot have consequences for Norway.
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.