Mr Kristóf Horváth, Deputy Director General for General Nuclear Issues of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority resigned on 1 March 2017. According to the rules of substitution his tasks are provisionally carried out by Mr Gyula Fichtinger, Director General of the HAEA.
On 1st March, due to the automatic activation of the safety system, the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant operated with reduced capacity. The safety of the unit has not been compromised.
Due to construction works on the office building, entrance to the headquarters of HAEA has changed from 1st March 2017. Visitors can enter the building from Pacsirtamező Street 17., 1036 Budapest. (Limited number of parking places are available for guests arriving by car.) Pass with photo (ID card, passport, drivers’ license, etc.) is required for registration. The mailing address of HAEA has not been changed.
The latest modification of the Act on Atomic Energy was encouraged by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, which participated in the preparatory work and agrees to the change of content. The HAEA prepared and sent the draft modification of the Government Decree, which provides details to the Section 67 of the Act, to the Ministry of National Development.
The draft version of the „Report Topical Peer Review 2017 Ageing Management Technical Specification for the National Assessment Reports” is available for public consultation on WENRA (Western European Nuclear Regulators Association) website.