As a consequence of the recent sudden passing away of Director General Yukiya Amano, and in order to ensure the orderly and smooth functioning of the Agency, the IAEA Board of Governors has decided to designate Mr Cornel Feruta as acting Director General, until a Director General assumes office.
On 4-5 of July, 2019 Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority hosted a regional meeting for a better cross-border coordination of protective actions during a nuclear accident.
The 41st meeting of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) in Italy was held on 14-16 May 2019, where the organization also celebrated its 50th anniversary. For the symposium, three members of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority wrote a scientific paper and made a presentation on the topic of how the safeguards requirements should be taken into account from the very early stages of the design of a nuclear power plant. Such a requirement is, for example, where the cameras operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency are to be taken, or whether the route of nuclear fuel can be continuously monitored from delivery to transport from the power plant.
Between 15-18 April, 2019 a training course for the newcomer nuclear safeguards inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency was organized at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.
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 IRRS Follow-up Mission in Hungary, the report of the 1st Topical Peer Review on 'Ageing management of nuclear power plants and research reactors', the Plucky Puli national nuclear security exercise, the ECUREX-2018 emergency exercise, the regulatory licensing and supervision activity of HAEA related to the new unit construction project. HAEA provides detailed information on the events of interest in the Bulletin, such as the drop of the geophysical probe containing a radioactive source into a logging well.