PALLAS has extensive social importance. The reactor can save many lives, but we also understand its impact on safety and the environment.
Safety and continuity
This is why safety and continuity are a main priority for PALLAS. We attach great importance to the flexibility of the reactor, so that it will be able to respond effortlessly to any new technologies or the demand for other isotopes. We are already making choices in the design of the reactor to ensure that less waste is released than is currently the case.
In addition, we continuously consult with stakeholders such as local residents, local entrepreneurs, municipalities, Staatsbosbeheer, Hoogheemraadschap, and knowledge institutions. There is continuous contact with the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority (Dutch authority for nuclear safety ANVS).
This makes PALLAS a safe and innovative reactor that guarantees millions of people medical isotopes that are vital for them; with less impact on the environment during the entire ‘life cycle’.
All PALLAS activities structurally consider every possible impact on people and the environment, on all aspects. PALLAS strives to eliminate or minimise negative effects and risks, and to redress them where possible.
In order to fulfil this responsibility, we opted for an approach with project and work plans, procedures, instructions, and working methods, in which essential processes are safeguarded.
In addition to its own employees, all companies working for PALLAS must also fulfil the core values of ‘safety’, ‘reliability’, and ‘professionalism’. The PALLAS policy in the area of safety, health, environment, quality, and security (SHEQS) is a guideline here.