Emergency and Radiological Monitoring

  • Response to Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies

    NRRC stands ready to respond and cooperate with international and national nuclear and radiological emergency situation, and is continuously participating in national response operations in collaboration with the relevant agencies in accordance with the National Emergency Response Plan for Radiological and Nuclear Accidents (NERPRNA). NRRC is responsible to activate the NERPRNA  in the event of a radiological emergency in preventing or minimizing the potential radiological consequences in the Kingdom.​


    The NRRC's response includes:

    1. Response to any nuclear and radiological accidents by assessing the situation, and recommend activating the NERPRNA.
    2. Search and recovery  for radiation source.
    3. Perform continuous environmental radiation monitoring, manage radiation early warning system, and conduct assessment of radiation levels.
    4. Identify the paths and pathways of radiation exposure to humans and the environment during radiation emergencies and nuclear accidents.
    5. Determine the levels of intervention during radiological and nuclear emergencies.
    6. Monitor pattern of the spread of radioactive materials from the source of the accident in the various environmental media and recommending the necessary preventive measures for the protection of human beings and the environment.
    7. Analyze and assess nuclear and radiological accidents.
    8. Conducting radiometric surveys and monitoring radioactive contamination in elements of the environment during and after an emergency and rectifying the situation.
    9. Coordinate with the (IAEA) in receiving and reporting nuclear accidents and radiological emergencies with the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC).