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The HAEA has received the TSR progress report from the Paks NPP

2011.08.17

The European Council required the operators of the European nuclear power plants to evaluate the safety of the plants in line with the requirements of the Targeted Safety Reassessment (TSR). In the evaluation they should assess the possible response to extreme conditions and propose measures to avoid any consequences similar to those occurred in Fukushima. The HAEA set the requirements based on methods accepted by the European Commission and its regulatory working group, the ENSREG and published them on its website. The progress report prepared by the Paks NPP was handed over to the HAEA in the middle of August. The HAEA will assess the report and prepare a preliminary report to the European Commission by 15 September, 2011. The final report of the Paks NPP should be ready by 31 October, and the HAEA will finish its evaluation by 31 December, 2011. The HAEA will define the measures to be implemented by the Paks NPP in order to reach the goals of the reassessment and inform the European Commission about the results. There will be an international peer review process organised by the European Commisssion to evaluate the national reports of the European countries, the details of which are under discussion. The summary of the progress report of the Paks NPP can be reached on the website of the HAEA and the Paks NPP. The public will be informed in due time about the process and results of the reassessment. Summary of the Progress Report

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New Head of the Nuclear Safety Directorate of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

2011.08.01

At the request of the European Commission Ivan Lux, former Deputy Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority will coordinate the organisation of the international regulatory reviews in Vienna at the International Atomic Energy Agency. He resigned as governmental servants and left the HAEA in the end of July. Gyula Fichtinger, Head of NPP Supervison Department has been appointed to Deputy Director General by the supervising minister.

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Requirements for the Technical Scope of the Targeted Safety Reassessment (TRS) of Paks Nuclear Power Plant

2011.06.08

Requirements for the Technical Scope of the Targeted Safety Reassessment (TRS) of Paks Nuclear Power Plant

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Results of the activity concentration measurements in Hungary (updated on 6 April 2011 at 17.00)

2011.04.07

In Hungary several institutions are checking the radioactive components of the air in a coordinated way. The sampling is carried out in special equipment aspirating air from the environment for several days through special filters. The radioactivity of the removed filters is measured also for a long time with very sensitive detectors. Radioactive materials originated from the Fukushima accident in Japan can be detected in Hungary, too. The results from the measuring institutions are sent to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and the summary of the results with some explanation is published on the website of the HAEA. The very low activity concentration of radioactive materials detected in Hungary so far has negligable effect and no risk at all to public health and the environment. The measurement results of the national environmental radiation monitoring system do not show any increase in the ambient dose rate. (The ambient dose rate data can be seen on the website of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Measurement sourceMeasurement date Activity concentrations (mikroBq/m3) and detection limit (DL) (mikroBq/m3)
I-131DLCs-134DLCs-137DL
(10) 1-05.04.2011380~30    
(9)1-5.04. 2011.330~30    
(3) 29.03. - 05. 04. 2011810~1090~594~5
(1)31.03. - 04. 04. 2011690-790~4034-43~2047-52~20
(6) 31.03. - 04. 04. 2011630~120    
(5)28.03. - 04. 04. 2011860~356~358~2
(2)28.03-04.04. 2011880~6046~2058~20
(1)28.03-04.04. 2011670-750~5034-53~2047-58~20
(4)02. 04. 2011780~160    
(4)01.04.20111270~400    
(10) 30.03-01. 04. 2011890~3042 ~2056~20
(1) 28-31. 03. 2011820-973~12026-65~2023-52~20
(6) 28-31.03. 2011980~120    
(2) 28-31. 03. 20111150~13090~30100~30
(6) 21-31. 03. 20111250~6070~4058~40
(8) 25-29. 03. 2011560~10032 46 
(3) 25-29. 03. 2011293~3013~216~2
(1) 22-28. 03. 2011197~120    
(2) 22-28. 03. 2011292~150    
(7) 21-28. 03. 2011120~204 7 
(6) 21-28. 03. 2011108~10    
(5) 21-28. 03. 2011228~112~112~1
(4) 26-27. 03. 2011310~90    
(1) 24-25. 03. 2011236-282~100    
(9)21-25.03.2011150~204~16~1
(1)22-24.03.201182 – 91~ 40    
(3)19-24.03.2011102~202~12~1
(1) Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. (Sampling place: Paks) Lat_North: 46.62, Long_East:18.85. (2) Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. (Sampling place: Dunaföldvár) Lat_North: 46.80, Long_East:18.92 (3) NRIRR "Frédéric Joliot-Curie" National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene (Sampling point: Budapest) Lat_North: 47.49, Long_East:19.02. (4) University of Debrecen - Institute of Nuclear Research (Sampling place: Debrecen) Lat_North: 47.51, Long_East:21.64 (5) Central Agricultural Office (Sampling place: Budapest) Lat_North: 47.49, Long_East:19.02 (6) Public Limited Company for Radioactive Waste Management (Sampling place: Püspökszilágy) Lat_North: 47.44, Long_East:19.19 (7) Hungarian Academy of Sciences KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute (Sampling place: Budapest) Lat_North: 47.49, Long_East:19.02 (8) Radiological Monitoring and Data Acquisition Network, Laboratory of Miskolc (Sampling place: Miskolc) Lat_North: 48.11, Long_East:20.80 (9) Radiological Monitoring and Data Acquisition Network, Laboratory of Győr (Sampling place: Győr) Lat_North: 47.64, Long_East:17.60

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