The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority applied for membership back in 2014, in order to prepare for the licensing of new NPP units in Hungary. HAEA gets full membership after this approval.
In October 2015 within the framework of the two-week drafting school in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred as IAEA) provided legal and technical assistance to 11 countries including our country. The IAEA experts together with the participants reviewed the draft legislation on radiation protection and nuclear safety focused on how they are in compliance with the IAEA requirements and recommendations, as well as with the required elements to be included.
Semi-annual safety performance assessment of the nuclear facilities; IRRS mission in Hungary; HAEA is taking over the regulatory tasks of radiation protection; repairs on the cooling system of the spent fuel pool and the main circulation pump components in the Paks NPP; summary of a reactor scram activation event; emergency preparedness and response news.
In October, 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency sent the IRRS Mission’s Final Report to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. To meet the dual requirement of openness and transparency, HAEA has published the report on its website.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has taken part in an international emergency response exercise in the series of ECURIE exercises organized by the European Commission. Thirty countries were involved in the two-day challenge which provided an opportunity for the use and test of a variety of IT support and communication systems (ECURIE communication system, the EURDEP restricted website and the emergency audioconferencing system), as well as the operation of the HAEA’s Emergency Response Organization (ERO). During the exercise the prior task of the HAEA was to support the European Commission with advice, evaluation and recommendations for off-site protective measures.