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Background information

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The Netherlands is a member state of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority (ANVS) houses the point of contact both for accidents in the Netherlands and accidents abroad. The ANVS is in contact with the IAEA and provides up-to-date information through their website and their social media accounts.


The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, provides regular updates on the situation on the IAEA website and their social media accounts. Translations of these updates in dutch can be found in our newssection.


Radiological measurements in the Netherlands and Europe are monitored by the RIVM and passed on to the Dutch regulator ANVS. RIVM has been actively monitoring the situation in Ukraine since the beginning of the disturbances. Even with the recent developments, they continue to monitor the radiological situation. In doing so, RIVM keeps an eye on the national and international radiation monitoring networks. More information can be found on the RIVM website.


ENSREG brings together European nuclear safety regulators. It is an independent expert advisory group established in 2007 following a decision by the European Commission. A statement on the situation in Ukraine can be found on their website.

World Nuclear Association

The World Nuclear Association has more information on its website about different reactor types, including VVER and nuclear power in Ukraine.

Further information

You can find up-to-date information on the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the central government website.

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