The Nuclear Action Plan

For many years, Norwegian initiatives for nuclear safety in Northwest Russia have helped to reduce the risk of nuclear accidents and radioactive contamination in our neighbouring areas. The objective of the Norwegian initiatives are based on the government`s action plan for nuclear activities and the environment in northern areas, the Nuclear Action Plan. The primary goal is to reduce the risk of serious accidents and radioactive contamination, as well as to prevent radioactive and fissionable material from going astray.
The Nuclear Action Plan is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority administers the subsidy funds and is a specialist directorate for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • International collaboration

    International collaboration

    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.

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  • Ukraine


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

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  • The civil society

    The civil society

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

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  • Nuclear power plants

    Nuclear power plants

    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…

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