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.