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Norwegian bomb shelters outdated. “The world doesn’t look particularly safe,” says ex Prime Minister. Norway currently has 25,000 bomb shelters, but no new ones have been built in private properties and public buildings since 1974 and 1998, respectively. Former Conservative Prime Minister Kåre Willoch believes Norwegian contingency plans are inadequate. He isn’t reassured by authorities claiming it’s because the threat picture has changed.

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Norwegian bomb shelters outdated

Published on Thursday, 22nd April, 2010 at 11:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 22nd April 2010 at 12:11.

“The world doesn’t look particularly safe,” says ex Prime Minister.

Norwegian mountain bomb shelter
Norwegian mountain bomb shelter
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Norway currently has 25,000 bomb shelters, but no new ones have been built in private properties and public buildings since 1974 and 1998, respectively.

Former Conservative Prime Minister Kåre Willoch believes Norwegian contingency plans are inadequate. He isn’t reassured by authorities claiming it’s because the threat picture has changed.

“Preserving what we have is should be the minimum. My general impression is that we haven’t done this,” he tells Klassekampen, claiming construction should be restarted.

Bjørn Johansen of the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (Direktoratet for samfunnssikkerhet og beredskap), says the decision rests with Norway’s governing bodies.

But Willoch, who headed the Commission for the Protection of Civil Infrastructure (CIP/Sårbarhetsutvalget) a few years ago doesn’t agree.

“The world doesn’t look particularly safe. Though the risk you’ll need one of these is small, it’s clearly more than zero,” he says.



Published on Thursday, 22nd April, 2010 at 11:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 22nd April 2010 at 12:11.

This post has the following tags: kaare, willoch, bomb, shelter, risk, outdated, threat, norway.





  
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