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Online Questionnaire related to TPR-II is open for the submission of questions

2023.12.21

An important part of the TPR-II process (which concerns the topic of ‘fire protection at nuclear installations’) provides an opportunity for stakeholders including the public to participate and contribute to a written question and answer phase of the review. A special online questionnaire is open for the submission of questions on the topic of fire protection based on the contents of the national assessment reports until 9 February 2024.

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Hungarian-Austrian bilateral meeting

2023.12.20

A two-day Hungarian-Austrian bilateral expert meeting was held in Austria, from 18-19 December 2023. The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority provided information on the new supervision concept, which will help the Authority to operate more efficiently while maintaining a high level of nuclear safety, and to put more emphasis on inspection activities. The Hungarian delegation was led by Andrea Beatrix Kádár, President of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. In addition to the HAEA delegates, the meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Energy, MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd, Paks II Ltd, the Public Limited Company for Radioactive Waste Management, the National Center for Public Health and Pharmacy and the National Food Chain Safety Office. On the Austrian side, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries, professional institutions and delegations from several provinces attended the meeting.

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Meeting with the Director of the Australian Nuclear Authority

The President of the HAEA received the Director of the Australian Nuclear Authority

2023.12.12

At the meeting on 7 December 2023, the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues. Andrea Beatrix Kádár, President of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) gave an overview on legislative changes affecting the status of the HAEA, and the HAEA’s participation and work in the relevant international organisations related to the preparation for the regulatory supervision of small modular reactors. Alistair Knight, Safeguards and Non-proliferation Director of the Australian authority was informed about the nuclear safeguards system in Hungary, in particular the rules for new-build blocks according to which the technical requirements for the nuclear safeguards system to be installed at the new power plant should be addressed already at the design phase. The nuclear safeguards system guarantees, in particular, the use of nuclear energy for exclusively peaceful purposes.

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Plenary meeting of the WENRA

WENRA adopted a new strategy at its autumn meeting

2023.11.21

The autumn plenary meeting of the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) took place in Paris on 14 and 15 November 2023, with László Juhász, Vice-President of the Authority, representing the Hungarian Atomic Energy Agency.

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The 146th session of the OECD NEA Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy took place in Paris on 25-26 October 2023

2023.10.30

The 146th session of the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy was held in Paris on 25-26 October 2023, with the active participation of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. During the meeting, member states reviewed the various options for NEA’s engagement with Ukraine and Africa and the impact of the suspension of the participation of the Russian Federation in the NEA. A status report was given on the work of the NEA Task Group on Improving the Gender Balance in the Nuclear Sector, on the work of the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health, including radiation protection policies and regulatory regimes, review of their application, examination of the radiation protection challenges related to small modular reactors (SMRs), issues related to the management of food safety in the event of a nuclear accident, and on NEA major events.

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