On 28-29 October, 2019, the HAEA hosted the annual Austrian-Hungarian bilateral meeting, which was attended by several Austrian and Hungarian experts. During the meeting both parties informed each other about the main changes, results and developments of the past year and the challenges ahead. The main topics of the meeting were the changes in the legal framework, the recent developments at Paks NPP, the status of the Paks II project, emergency preparedness, radiation protection, radioactive waste management, the results of the EU topical peer review in Hungary about the aging management of nuclear facilities, and the IRRS Missions in both countries.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority would like to draw the attention of the existing and future Licensees, that the registration form called Declaration of Conformity – described in the subsection (8) Section 35 of Government Decree 190/2011 (IX. 19.) on physical protection requirements for various application of atomic energy and the corresponding system of licensing, reporting and inspection – used to register D-level shipments, has been changed.
The International Atomic Energy Agency in cooperation with the US Department of Energy, the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. and the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority organised a national workshop in Paks, Hungary, between 8-11th October, about the organisation and execution of the performance-based nuclear security exercises, called Force on Force exercises (simulating combat).
With the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency, based on the Hungarian Forensics Program, scientific visitors from Ghana, South Africa and Lebanon arrived to Hungary for a six week training course, which basically takes place at the Centre for Energy Research. The Centre has an expertise on that field recognized worldwide. The scientific visitors spent two days at the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to study the regulatory activities on the field of security (physical protection).
The new issue of the HAEA’s Nuclear Safety Bulletin presenting a number of interesting articles is now available. In the new issue you can read about the most significant statistical data on nuclear safety and the recent legal changes in Hungary. The HAEA provides detailed information on the issued site survey framework programme licence for repository of the high level and long lived radioactive waste in Hungary, on the implemented safety enhancement actions of the PSR in Paks NPP in the second half of 2019.