New contingency zones around Swedish nuclear power plants

The government has decided to establish new contingency zones for Swedish nuclear power plants from 1 July 2022. In these zones, there will be iodine tablets available, a warning system, and plans for evacuation and staying indoors.

There will be one internal and one external contingency  zone around the nuclear power plants, with an approximate distance of five and 25 kilometers respectively, and a planning zone of about 100 kilometers.

The iodine tablets should be pre-distributed in the zones, the population should be able to be warned quickly, and there must be plans in place for evacuation and staying indoors.