COVRA’s security policy is determined by legislation and regulations, such as the ‘Regulation on the Security of Nuclear Facilities and Nuclear Fuels’. As a guideline for this policy, the government has established reference threats. These reference threats apply to both the physical security infrastructure and to cyber security. It describes the scenarios against which nuclear companies must protect themselves.
Does COVRA have a safety policy in place?
How is security at COVRA?
Because radioactive waste is dangerous for people and the environment, it must be handled carefully and safely. This includes adequate security. The concrete and steel we use for radiation shielding is of course also an excellent barrier against potential intruders. In addition, COVRA’s site is, of course, very well secured in several areas; visible and invisible to the outside world.
Is the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security involved in drawing up the security policy?
The Nuclear Security & Safeguards Coordinator, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and the Ministry of Economic Affairs have approved COVRA’s security policy. The National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security has been informed of this.