Small amounts of radioactive cesium from Fukushima detected in environmental samples
Small amounts of radioactive cesium have been detected in environmental samples from Finnmark, Northern Norway that originated from the Fukushima accident in 2011.
NRPA is organizing an international radon conference in Paris
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) and Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN, France) are organizing an international radon conference «Radon & Society – from knowledge to action» 11th and 12th of April in Paris.
Unique nuclear cooperation gives results
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 with the Russian Ministry of Defence in this field.
New publication: Data collection and dose reconstruction in paediatric CT
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. Read the publication here
Preliminary conclusions from the 2012 joint Russian/Norwegian Expedition to Stepovogo fjord
The joint Russian/Norwegian expedition has fulfilled its main tasks regarding the investigation of dumped objects and the collection of environmental samples in the Stepovogo fjord area. Selected samples have already undergone preliminary analysis onboard during the expedition, while more detailed and accurate measurements will now be undertaken in Russia and Norway. A final report based on the findings of the joint Russian/Norwegian expedition will be published in the end of 2013.
Joint Norwegian-Russian mission to investigate dumped atomic waste
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 pollution and the condition of the dumped items.
Consequenses in Norway after a hypothetical accident in Leningrad
The report describes different hypothetical accident scenarios at the Leningrad nuclear power plant for old and new reactors. For a hypothetical catastrophic accident at an old RBMK reactor, combined with a meteorological worst case scenario, the consequences in Norway could be considerable. Foodstuffs in many regions would be contaminated above the food intervention levels for radioactive cesium in Norway.
Media’s view of the NRPA’s information function following the events in Fukushima
A report containing results from an external user survey about the NRPA’s information activities in connection with the events in Fukushima in the days after March 11th 2011.
Please download the report here.
Radiation protection in the Arctic region
The NRPA is involved in an international project, which is strengthening cross-border cooperation between the key authorities, research organisations and stakeholders in the Arctic regions of Finland, Russia and Norway.
Consequences in Norway after a hypothetical accident at Sellafield
Today NRPA publishes a report which describes the possible environmental consequences for Norway due to a hypothetical accident at the Sellafield complex in the UK.
Seminar in Kautokeino, Norway 15-17 december 2010
Kautokeino today – 45 years of whole body measurements are coming to an end
Due to fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, measurements of radioactivity in the northern Sami population started in 1965. From high values in the 1960’s and 70’s the values have now decreased to a low level comparable to the general Norwegian population. This is marked by a public seminar and a last measurement campaign in Kautokeino. The seminar is free.
13th European ALARA Network Workshop
ALARA and the medical sector
Ocarsborg fortress, Norway, 7-10th
The aim of the workshop is to consider how the ALARA principle can be effectively implemented with regard to both patient and staff exposures in diagnostic and therapeutic uses of ionising radiation. Visit the ALARA 2011 workshop homepage
Radiation safety authorities propose a European ban on powerful laser pointers
The European Commission should ban powerful laser pointers for use by the general public. What's more, the European Union should introduce import restrictions on powerful laser pointers. These are proposals that have been forwarded by the radiation safety authorities in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
HERCA/Radiation dose surveillance across borders within Europe
HERCA (the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities) approves the content for a harmonized radiation dose surveillance across borders within Europe. The European Radiation Passbook will be sent to the European Commission for its inclusion in the European Basic Safety Standards (BSS).
Results presented from UK-Norway Initiative on nuclear weapons disarmament
Thursday May 13 the UK-Norway Initiative on research into the Verification of Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement was presented to the 2010 Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the United Nations in New York.
Regional Excellence Programme on Safe Nuclear Energy
The Romanian National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN) and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) have agreed to fund an IAEA Extra Budgetary Programme (EBP) on safe nuclear energy in Romania.
Press release on sunbeds
The Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic and Norwegian Radiation Safety Authorities recommend prohibition of use of sunbeds for people under the age of 18 years.
New recommendations for radon in dwellings in the Nordic countries
Radon down to low levels poses a risk for lung cancer. Remedial measures and radon prevention in new building should be promoted to bring the radon level indoors as low as reasonably achievable according to new recommendations from the Nordic radiation authorities.
Removal of strontium batteries posing radiation hazards
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 with solar panel technology in Northwest Russia is a priority area under the Norwegian Nuclear Action Plan.
New bulletin from NRPA - Protocol for constancy control of digital mammography equipment