NRPA has still got nuclear readyness high on the agenda, 30 years after the Chernobyl accident. There is also an increase in the threat of the use of radioactive material in terrorist attacks.
Section Manager Astrid Liland at the Norwegian Radiation Protection warns against believing that the challenges after the Chernobyl accident will soon be a closed chapter:
– We must be better prepared for that something could happen again, not only at a nuclear power plant. We may get leaks from our two test reactors in Norway, from the nuclear submarines or from the nuclear waste storage sites in the UK and Russia. Highly topical is also the terrorist risk, the possible use of radioactivity in “dirty bombs” if radioactive material ends up in the wrong hands, says Leeland to news agency NTB.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today