Search results for keyword "Nuclear action plan" (85 hits)


  • The arms race during the cold war led to the production of large quantities of nuclear materials in the former Soviet Union. A great number of these were stored under poor safety conditions, endangering health and the environment.

  • Ukraine


    The Chernobyl accident in 1986 in what is now Ukraine put the safety of the world’s nuclear power plants on the agenda.

  • The civil society


    Non-governmental environmental protection organisations play an important role in nuclear safety.

  • A serious accident at a nuclear power plant could cause acute damage to health in the immediate vicinity and long-term consequences a great distance from the power plant. Russian nuclear power plants represent the greatest risk of the spread of radio…

  • For more than 20 years, Norway has actively contributed to securing nuclear facilities and radioactive materials in the former Soviet Union. Here the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority's cooperation with the supervisory authorities in R…

  • Andreyev Bay, on the Kola Peninsula just 50 kilometres from Finnmark, is considered to contain one of the largest and most dangerous collections of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in the world.

  • Nuclear emergency planning is about preparing for rapid action in order to protect life, health, the environment and other important social interests, in the event of a nuclear accident or incident.

  • Up until the 1990s, the former Soviet Union and then Russia used the northern sea areas as a dumping place for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.

  • Norway has financed the scrapping of five submarines and the removal and securing of 251 lighthouses with radioactive batteries in Northwest Russia and the Russian part of the Baltic.


  • The NRPA celebrates 10 years of regulatory cooperation with the Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia (FMBA), forming part of the Norwegian Plan of Action for improvement of radiation protection and nuclear safety in northwest Russia. 

  • Norway and Russia continue their successful cooperation in securing and removing large quantities of radioactive waste in Andreyev Bay in Russia. On Wednesday, 20 March, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority prolonged its cooperation agreement…

  • A joint Norwegian-Russian mission left Kirkenes on 29. August to visit areas in the Kara Sea where spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste have been dumped. The purpose of the mission is to obtain new information about radioactive pollutio…

  • All 180 radioactive strontium batteries (RTGs) in lighthouses in Northwest Russia have now been removed and secured as a consequence of Norwegian-Russian cooperation and funding from Norway. The removal and safe disposal of RTGs and their replacement…