Norway is looking into a new nuclear emergency preparedness scenario 

Oslo City HallPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Norwegian emergency preparedness authorities are investigating a seventh scenario for nuclear emergency preparedness. The work has become more relevant as a result of the war in Ukraine.

The scenario applies to the use of nuclear weapons in Norway’s immediate areas, director Astrid Liland at the Directorate for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Preparedness told the newspaper Dagbladet.

The work began in 2018 and is thus not directly related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But it became a topic for the Crisis Committee for Nuclear Preparedness members at the end of March as a result of the war, according to the newspaper.

“In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in investigating this scenario as a result of the development in the security policy situation,” Liland stated.

Six scenarios with different nuclear incidents have already been prepared. These include the possibility of a large, airborne discharge from facilities abroad (scenario 1), and the possibility of a serious incident abroad without direct consequences for Norwegian territory (scenario 6).

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1 Comment on "Norway is looking into a new nuclear emergency preparedness scenario "

  1. This isn’t rocket science.
    The Jodix anti-radiation pills are vital and should be distributed to families with children as soon as possible – there won’t be time to distribute them if a nuclear war breaks out – but they are only temporary in effect, if that.

    Fallout shelters must be restored, and Parliament should immediately enable volunteers as well as kommune employees to go down into them and clean them up – remembering the NRK exposee De Glemte Rommene – and stockpile basic supplies in them.

    Everyone should read the sivillforsvars manuals available online.

    Everyone should be prepared to bring water, food, sanitary, medical, and other supplies to bring to the shelters, and staying in them may be weeks long, since fallout can be from many places, including nuclear power plants which have exploded.

    “Looking into” is not just soon enough, it is nightmarishly unresponsive. REAL preparations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE are vital.

    (Russia Today is saying the war will be over “soon.” Since the Ukrainians and NATO are winning conventionally, that leaves Russia with only a nuclear threat … and follow-through (since they will not be believed by the Europeans) … and Western retaliation is a full 50% probability.)

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