With effect from 1 January 2022, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán appointed Ms Andrea Beatrix Kádár as President of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. The appointment was necessary due to the new legal status of the HAEA, which took effect on 1 January.
Following the Fukushima accident in 2011, Hungary also performed the stress tests in relation to Paks Nuclear Power Plant to review its resistance against extreme hazards. The improvement actions decided based on the results, were compiled into a National Action Plan that was published on the HAEA website. The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has reviewed the progress in the Action Plan on a regular basis. The plan has also been reviewed in 2021 by the Authority and the results are published on the HAEA website.
From 24 December 2021 to January 2, 2022, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority holds its official holiday. During this period, documents can be submitted through HAEA’s online platform.
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The new issue of HAEA’s Nuclear Safety Bulletin presenting a number of interesting articles is now available. In the new issue, you can read about the most significant statistical data on nuclear safety and the recent legislative changes in Hungary and organizational changes at the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. HAEA provides detailed information on the regulatory licensing and supervision activity of the Authority related to the construction of the new units, as well as information on nuclear emergency preparedness. In the new issue, we also give an overview on the National Training on Conducting Computer Security Assessments at Nuclear Facilities, on the Hungarian safeguards support programme, and about the 65th IAEA General Conference in Vienna.
On 1 December 2021, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Director-General Mr. William D. Magwood carried out a visit at the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to have consultations with Ms Andrea Beatrix Kádár, the Director-General of HAEA.