Notification

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Published 30.06.2014, updated 21.01.2019 13:28

Keywords: Preparedness

Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is the national and international warning point for nuclear and radiological incidents, and has a 24/7-operated telephone number +47 67 16 26 00.

24/7 contact point

The 24/7 contact point should only be used when reporting nuclear or radiological events, incidents or accidents. All other inquiries should be directed to DSA during office hours on telephone number +47 67 16 25 00, or by e-mail: dsa@dsa.no.

The early notification convention and other agreements

DSA is the national warning point for nuclear accidents, both domestic and abroad. We shall, according to the international Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, be warned by other states in case of release of radioactivity that could lead to consequences on Norwegian soil.

Norway has the responsibility to warn other states accordingly in case of a release that could affect other states. Norway has been an advocate in lowering the bar for notifying other states.

The IAEA (the International Atomic Energy Agency) provides an online notification solution that forwards notification of release to all its members. The DSA receives e-mail, telephone, SMS and fax confirmation of such notifications through IAEA.

Norway also has bilateral agreements on early notification and information exchange with the other Nordic countries, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Great Britain, France and Ukraine.

Communication exercises

DSA performs and participates in multiple communication exercises every year. Some are arranged by the IAEA or other international organizations, while other exercises are part of national exercises involving either other Norwegian agencies, foreign partners, or both.