Dr. Dale E. Klein, chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) arrived in Hungary on 22 September for the invitation of dr. József Rónaky, Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA). On 23 September he had a meeting with dr. József Pálinkás, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), then dr. Klein delivered a speech with the title „Nuclear renaissance” at the library hall of the HAS. In the afternoon he discussed current issues of common interest with the leading officials of the HAEA. On 24 September he visited the surface and undeground facilities of the National Radioactive Waste Repository in Bátaapáti to be opened officially on 6 October. The visit concluded by an international press conference. „Nuclear renaissance”
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has suffered an irrecoverable loss; Lajos Vöröss, senior adviser, former Deputy Director General of the HAEA died on Thursday, 31 July with tragic suddenness. He was 68.
Vienna, 8 July 2008 - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will coordinate a major exercise to test the response to a simulated accident at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant starting tomorrow, 9 July 2008. 74 IAEA Member States and 10 international organizations will join the 48-hour drill to evaluate national and international preparedness for a possible nuclear or radiological emergency. Hungary will also take part in the exercise.
The latest Quarterly Seminar, organised in cooperation with the Hungarian Institute for International Affairs (HIIA), took place in Budapest on 6 June 2008. Gathering key experts in the field, this meeting considered questions such as: what do current international nuclear trends suggest about the changing approach to proliferation and disarmament? What new threats lie in wait within the Euro-Mediterranean region? Where is the exploration of nuclear energy headed? How can the EU and the EMP mediate and influence these different nuclear developments? József Rónaky, Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority was invited to give a presentation with the title "Nuclear energy: renaissance and globalization”