Specific Behavioural Recommendations

  • Take shelter inside a building.
  • Close doors and windows and switch off ventilation systems.
  • Keep radio, blankets and iodine tablets on hand.

General Behavioural Recommendations

  • Inform yourself via radio and television and follow the instructions given by the authorities and emergency organisations.
  • Call the emergency services only in an emergency.
  • Use the telephone and other important means of communication only for important and urgent requirements (danger of network overload).
  • Use cars and other means of transport only for important and urgent requirements (danger of traffic overload).
  • Act particularly careful in traffic (danger due to breakdown of traffic lights, barriers etc.).
  • Inform and support neighbours and people needing assistance in your vicinity.

Source: Alertswiss

If radioactive substances escape into the environment due to a defect or accident in a nuclear power plant, there is the danger of radioactive contamination via the air. Medium and long term dangers arise from radioactively contaminated infrastructure and contaminated earth, bodies of water, food and ground water. The likelihood of such accidents occurring are assessed as very low. If they result in radioactivity escaping, the population will be warned by the authorities (siren alarm and radio / TV bulletins).