responsibility finder
Schleswig-Holstein

Civil protection in the vicinity of nuclear power plants

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Despite the high safety standards for nuclear power plants in Germany, the state and operators have taken precautions to protect the population. These measures are based on the fact that an accident involving the release of radioactive substances can never be ruled out with one hundred percent certainty.

Due to the federal structure of the Federal Republic of Germany, authorities and organisations at various levels cooperate in the event of an emergency in order to ensure the protection of the population together with the operators in the event of an emergency in Germany.
 

Civil protection measures are short-term emergency measures such as:

  • the invitation to stay in buildings for protection against radioactive radiation,
  • the distribution and intake of iodine tablets to reduce the radiation exposure of the thyroid gland,
  • evacuation according to prepared plans as a precautionary measure and to protect the population if radiation exposure is expected for the place of residence.
  • Emergency stations as an offer to the population to detect possible contamination and to have decontamination measures carried out.
  • warning the population against eating freshly harvested food and fresh milk.

The basic measures for radiation protection precautions are longer-term measures such as:

  • control of trade in foodstuffs and feedingstuffs;
  • recommendations concerning individual behaviour (e.g. asking to close windows and doors, avoid spending time outdoors, covering sandboxes, etc.),
  • measures in the field of agriculture (e.g. bringing animals into the barn, early harvesting, washing of fruit and vegetables, etc.),
  • Large-scale decontamination measures or
  • Longer-term relocation.

The federal states are responsible for the area of civil protection with the corresponding disaster control measures and the federal government is primarily responsible for the radiation protection precautionary area and the associated measures.


Who should I contact?

To the district or the district-free city.

What else should I know?

For the planning areas around the nuclear facilities, corresponding civil protection plans are available from the civil protection authorities.

Further information can be found on the websites of the Ministry of the Interior, Municipal, Housing and Sport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and the

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the district or the district-free city.

What else should I know?

For the planning areas around the nuclear facilities, corresponding civil protection plans are available from the civil protection authorities.

Further information can be found on the websites of the Ministry of the Interior, Municipal, Housing and Sport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and the

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Further information and offers