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Information on the registration, suspension and removal form the register of Authorized Inspection Organization by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority


Starting from the 9th of May, 2024, in accordance with Decree 1/2024. (IV. 8.) OAH of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, Authorized Inspection Organizations (AIO) will be registered by the HAEA.

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Meeting of the WENRA

WENRA Spring Plenary Meeting in Larnaca


The spring plenary meeting of the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) took place in Larnaca, on 24-25 April 2024, with the participation of Mr László Juhász, Vice-President of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Agency. The plenary meeting focused on the situation of nuclear installations in Ukraine and the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants.

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OECD NEA 147 meeting in Paris: participants discussed nuclear fuel supply, waste management and the multiplication of nuclear capacity


The Hungarian Atomic Energy Agency participated in the 147th meeting of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Steering Committee held in Paris on 18-19 April 2024. Representatives of OECD NEA member countries and the nuclear industry discussed issues related to nuclear fuel supply in a policy debate since nuclear capacities are expected to triple by 2050, and the proliferation of small modular reactors will further increase the need for a stable fuel supply. It was noted that governmental commitment, the development of fuel recycling and waste management technologies, competent nuclear authorities and the application of an effective safeguards regime are all required to ensure that the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear energy is sustainable for the next century.

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New ovesight concept is supported by a new HAEA regulation and amendments to two previous ones


The amendments are focused primarily on the implementing rules for the new oversight concept for the construction of new nuclear units enabling a more efficient application of the regulatory supervision, more in line with the principle of the graded approach and adapted to the life cycle of the installation. The rules of the new regulation cover the register of independent inspection bodies that may be involved in inspections and their accreditation requirements. The associated administrative service fees of the HAEA will change as a result of the new registration tasks.

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Plenary meeting of the OECD NEA Working Group on Leadership and Safety Culture at the HAEA


From 8 to 11 April, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority hosted the plenary meeting of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Group on Leadership and Safety Culture, which was opened by Andrea Beatrix Kádár, President of the HAEA. In her speech, she highlighted that in Year 2024 HAEA is focusing on the Safety Culture, and that many of the activities at the Authority are related to this topic, as well as its future plans.

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