Situation in Ukraine

Due to the recent developments in Ukraine, the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) is monitoring the situation in the country and is in contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

In this regard, the ANVS would like to emphasize that an accident at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine cannot lead to radiation levels in the Netherlands that would require immediate measures such as evacuation, sheltering or taking iodine tablets. The distance between the Netherlands and Ukraine is such that measures like these will not be necessary.

The ANVS is the nuclear safety and radiation protection regulator in the Netherlands. RIVM monitors radiological measurements in the Netherlands and Europe and shares this information with the ANVS.

Nuclear power plants (kerncentrales) and nuclear facilities in Ukraine

Statements by international organizations

The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technological cooperation in the field of nuclear technology and the peaceful use thereof.

The IAEA issues regular statements on the situation at nuclear power plants in Ukraine. You can read these IAEA updates on the IAEA’s website. The press conferences given by the organization’s Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi are posted on the IAEA’s YouTube channel.

The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) also publish regular statements about the situation in Ukraine on their websites.