Sector Crisis management and relief

Cooperation on nuclear safety


The Netherlands needs to improve cooperation with Belgium and Germany to be properly prepared for a nuclear accident with cross-border consequences. The Dutch Safety Board comes to this conclusion in its report entitled “Cooperation on Nuclear Safety” which was published today. In addition to improving the crisis plans, the countries need to conduct more joint exercises , and arrange both the mutual coordination of the measures to be taken and the communication in this regard. The Dutch Safety Board takes a positive view of the cooperation between the countries aimed at preventing a nuclear accident occurring. However, the Board does believe that the competent authorities must pay greater attention to society’s concerns and must improve the provision of information to citizens.


  • Start date 15 jun. 2016
  • End date 31 jan. 2018
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed


  • This Wednesday 31 January, the Dutch Safety Board will publish the final investigation report on the cooperation between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with regard to the nuclear power plants in the border regions. The Board has investigated the manner in which the Netherlands is cooperating with its neighbours to prevent nuclear accidents form happening and to limit the potential consequences of any such accident. The information provision to the public was also subject of the investigation.  The investigation did not focus on whether the nuclear power plants are safe. Until the publication date, no further details on the content of the report will be released.