Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority


  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersNorway
  • Founded1993
The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) is the national authority and expert body in matters concerning nuclear security, radiation use, natural radiation and radioactive contami-nation in the environment. As of the 1st January 2016 NRPA has been subordinate to the Norwegian Directorate of Health. With a few exceptions, the directorate has an overall professional and administrative responsi-bility for the agency. The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority: -is the authority responsible for the area of nuclear security and non-proliferation -has an autonomous decision-making authority following the Nuclear Energy Act directly subject to the Ministry of Health and Care Services  -has responsibilities and an autonomous decision-making authority following the Pollution Control Act directly subject to the Ministry of Climate and Environment  -has responsibilities to and carries out tasks for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including carrying out work on the Nuclear Action Plan and administering a subsidy programme It is the point of contact for reporting national and international nuclear incidents. It participates in the Centre for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD), which has been designated a Centre of Excellence by the Research Council of Norway.

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Company Offices
  • Norway (headquarters)
  • Grini næringspark 13, Østerås