The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) held its Spring Plenary Meeting on 5-6 April 2022, partly with personal participation in Bonn and partly online. Among other topics, the discussions included WENRA actions conducted in relation to the situation in Ukraine, activities on small modular reactors (SMR), future challenges and WENRA’s role in the Thematic Peer Review. The Plenary Meeting also approved the reports of the working groups.
On 4 April 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency published its press release on the results of the ARTEMIS Mission to Hungary. “The Hungarian system provides a well-developed infrastructure for ensuring the safe and effective management of spent fuel and radioactive waste now and in the future,” said ARTEMIS team leader David Ulfbeck, Senior Adviser at the Danish Health Authority.
From March 21, 2022, in coordination of the International Atomic Energy Agency an international delegation of six experts reviews the national system for the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste for 9 days.
An Austrian-Hungarian expert meeting was held on February 15, 2022, at Austria's request, to discuss the site characteristics of the new nuclear power plant units, including the question of the fault. Based on the outcome of the event, it is the firm position of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority that the selected site is suitable for the construction of the new units. The authority is evaluating whether the technologies and plans to be used adequately address the site's specific characteristics as part of the ongoing construction licensing process.
Ms Andrea Beatrix Kádár, President of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, appointed Mr László Juhász, the former head of the department of the HAEA, as the Vice-President of the organization, responsible for regulatory affairs with effect from 1 January 2022.