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.
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A Dutch safety watchdog said Wednesday that cross-border cooperation with neighboring Germany and Belgium needs to be improved to ensure the nations are properly prepared to deal with a nuclear accident that could impact all three countries. The Dutch Safety Board issued a report amid public concern over the safety of Belgian nuclear plants Doel and Tihange, but also looked at the Borselle and Emsland nuclear power plants in the Netherlands and Germany. The board assessed that the chance of a serious accident at one of the plants is small, but that if it were to happen the countries need to coordinate crisis management.
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