What are the authorities doing?
The Belgian (and international) authorities act at various levels to reduce nuclear risks: identification and analysis of the risk, preventive measures to reduce the risk or to reduce its impact, contingency plans and procedures to prepare for an accident, emergency management during and immediately after an accident, and taking action after an emergency to get back as quickly as possible to normal.
Prevention: safety & securityDaily, the authorities and the operators ensure the safety.
Nuclear emergency planSince 1991 Belgium has a national nuclear emergency plan.
Emergency planning zonesDo I live in an emergency planning zone?
Emergency plan drillsGovernments and services regularly organize emergency plan drills.
Crisis managementThe Minister of the Interior activates the nuclear emergency plan.
Warning and protecting the populationIn case of a nuclear accident, there are four important protective measures.