The public meeting on the Topical Peer Review (organized by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group – ENSREG) will take place in the hotel Crowne Plaza – Le Palace, rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels, on 22 November from 9:30 to 12:30.
On 15-16 October, 2018, the annual Austrian-Hungarian bilateral meeting was held at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs in Vienna, Austria. During the meeting, which was attended by several Austrian and Hungarian experts, both parties informed each other about the main changes, results and developments of the past year and the challenges ahead. The main topics of the meeting were the changes in the legal framework, the recent developments at Paks NPP, the status of the Paks II project, emergency preparedness, radiation protection, radioactive waste management and the topical peer review on aging management.
The new issue of the HAEA’s Nuclear Safety Bulletin presenting a number of interesting articles is now available. In the new issue you can read about the 2018 semi-annual safety performance assessment, the “Topical Peer Review” at Community level on the aging management of nuclear installations in Europe, the progress of the tasks after the Stress Test, as well as the Actions related to the ordering of the low water level of the Danube, etc.
In the first week of October a symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public took place in Vienna, organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency for the very first time in coordination with other international organizations (such as CTBTO, Red Cross, OECD NEA, Interpol, European Commission) with 400 participants and more than 70 presenters.
On 1 October the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded an eight-day follow-up mission to review Hungary’simplementation of recommendations and suggestions made during a 2015 visit. The IAEA Mission sees significant improvements in Hungary’s regulatory framework.