In 2013 the Council of the European Union approved a new radiation protection directive, which have to be transposed into the national legislation of the Member States by 2018. The national legislative bodies and the competent regulatory authorities have a major challenge in this regard, so the European Commission decided to closely follow the implementation , and provides legal and technical support to the EU Member States.
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.