IAEA Mission Says the Netherlands Has Significantly Strengthened its Regulatory Framework

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the Netherlands has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety since 2014 and particularly by establishing a single independent regulatory body.

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded on 26 November an eight-day follow-up mission to review the Netherlands’ implementation of recommendations and suggestions made during the initial IRRS mission in 2014. This follow-up mission was conducted at the request of the Government of the Netherlands, hosted by the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) and supported by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).

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David Senior, Andrej Stritar and Miguel Santini presenting their report to the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven