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.
  • Collaboration between authorities

    Collaboration between authorities

    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…

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  • Nuclear waste in Andreyev Bay

    Nuclear waste in Andreyev Bay

    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.

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  • Collaboration on emergency planning

    Collaboration on emergency planning

    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.

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  • Collaboration on environmental monitoring

    Collaboration on environmental monitoring

    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.

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