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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