The Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) are partners in a multinational epidemiological survey aimed to quantify the risks related to computed tomography (CT) examinations during childhood.
In autumn 2012, a joint Norwegian-Russian mission will 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, up-to-date information about radioactive pollution in these areas and about the condition of the dumped items.
The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has been cooperating with the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service, Rostechnadzor, on the upgrading of the regulatory framework for the safe decommissioning and disposal of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators
A meeting of the regional regulatory support program in Central Asia (CA) was held in May 25-26th, 2011 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where parties discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation between the NRPA and the regulatory bodies of Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan.
The removal of RTGs around the Baltic Sea was initiated in 2009 as part of the Norwegian-Russian cooperation with funding from Norway, which requires that risk and environmental impact assessments are carried out during the planning phase.
The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) established an Environmental Unit at the Polar Environmental Centre in Tromsø in the summer of 1999. The aim of establishing the unit in Tromsø was to further the monitoring programmes of the NRPA in the Arctic and to the promote collaboration within the Polar Environmental Centre.
The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority uses several systems for mobile surveys. One of the systems consists of detectors that can be fitted on the roof of a car. Mobile systems can be used to survey radioactive pollution in large areas in a short time, for reference measurements and for searching for missing sources. The systems can be fitted onto vehicles or used in helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft.