The Action Plan for Nuclear
Safety is the Norwegian authorities main instrument for cooperation on
nuclear safety and prevention of radioactive contamination from nuclear
activities in Northwest Russia. The overarching goal of the action plan is to
protect health, the environment and business activity against radioactive
contamination and contamination from chemical weapons in Northwest Russia.
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. Read
Norwegian government action plan for nuclear
activities and the environment in northern areas
Read the report (PDF-file).