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Good progress in Hungary’s Post-Fukshima National Action Plan


Following the Fukushima accident in 2011, Hungary also performed the stress tests in relation to Paks Nuclear Power Plant to review its resistance against extreme hazards. The improvement actions decided upon the results were compiled to a National Action Plan that was published on the HAEA website. The EU initiated the review of the progress in the actions in 2013 and 2015 and concluded that they show a good development, moreover, good practices were identified among the solutions and offered them to the attention of other member state. In 2016, as part of the national report prepared for the triennial international review conference of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority reviewed the National Action Plan again.

According to the results 28 out of the 51 tasks were completed and closed, while regarding 9 more the completion is still under HAEA assessment. Beyond the bulk of the remaining tasks, the progress in which is time proportional, there are 4 tasks showing some delay. However, the final deadline of the plan in 2018 still can be met.
The safety margins of Paks Nuclear Power Plant are further strengthened by the incorporation of the experience from the Fukushima accident, while its capabilities of managing extreme situations of very low probability evolves, too.

The reviewed action plan can be downloaded from here.