Discharges from nuclear installations

Work to prevent and reduce pollution from ionising radiation in the North-East Atlantic was first undertaken within the framework of the former 1974 Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources (the “Paris Convention”). Since 1986, OSPAR has collected and published annual reports on discharges of radioactive substances from nuclear installations. Today these reports cover nuclear power stations, nuclear fuel reprocessing plants, nuclear fuel fabrication and enrichment plants, nuclear research and development facilities and discharges from decommissioning and the treatment/recovery of old radioactive waste.