Many journalists have been enquirer to attend the press conference held at the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to launch the year of 2015. Mr Gyula Fichtinger, Director-General of the HAEA emphasized the particular importance of openness and transparency in regulatory activities and said that the nuclear regulatory authority is making significant efforts to that end. Among other things, public hearings and an open day are held, conferences are organized and from 2015 the Authority also has its Facebook page.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has made the most important operational indicators of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant available on its website. The real-time radiation data delivered by measuring stations in the vicinity of the power plant are also made public.
The first press conference of 2015 at the HAEA starts at 10:30 am on January 27, 2015. Licensing of the new units, life extension of the existing units of Paks NPP, accident and breakdown prevention and international review of Hungary will be on focus. The language of the event is Hungarian.
To get public feedback, the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) uploaded the updated National Action Plans to its webpage. It is written there that it “is designed to collect the feedback from the general public and stakeholders, to the updated National Action Plan reports prepared by the Member States as a follow-up to the European Stress Test programme.”
On the 8th of December 2014, a Vietnamese delegation led by Mr Hoang Anh Tuan, Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency visited the HAEA and was received by Mr Szabolcs Hullán, Deputy Director General. The visitors were primarily interested in the opportunities to train nuclear specialists within the framework of cooperation between the two countries.