Michael R. Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC), as the team leader of the IRRS-Mission summarises first week experiences.
More than 100 Hungarian and foreign experts participated in the opening session of the IRRS-Mission on 11th May, 2015. The foreign experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency conduct a review process on the entire Hungarian nuclear regulatory infrastructure for safety and security in the next two weeks.
On 14th of April, representatives of the Czech, Slovak, Slovenian and Hungarian regulatory authorities held a meeting in Slovenia to share their experiences about nuclear safety and security related events in 2014. The parties discussed current legal and regulatory issues as well as ongoing administrative procedures of high relevance.
News about the safety performance assessment of the nuclear facilities; capacity building at HAEA; update of the post-Fukushima National Action Plan; HAEA supervision of radioactive waste repositories; and international cooperation in emergency preparedness and response.
On the initiative of Hungary a review about the entire national nuclear regulatory infrastructure for safety and security will be conducted by international experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the framework of an Integrated Regulatory Review Service Mission (IRRS) in May, 2015. The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) preparing for the review submitted an advance information package to the IAEA in the first week of April, 2015. On this occasion Dániel Nyisztor, the project manager of the IRRS was interviewed about the relevance of the IRRS Project, the tasks already fulfilled and the challenges still ahead.