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HAEA reviews the National Action Plan on the Lessons Learned From the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident


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 upon the results were compiled into a National Action Plan that was published on the HAEA website. The HAEA reviewed the progress in the Action Plan in 2013, 2015 and in 2016 either for an EU request or for the international review conference of the Convention on Nuclear Safety. Approaching its completion, the HAEA, also complying with the EU expectations, reviewed the plan again in 2017.

According to the results, 39 out of the 51 tasks were completed and closed, while regarding six more the completion is well in progress and will be concluded within the final deadline. Concerning the remaining six tasks, the HAEA requested safety assessments from the operator of Paks NPP, based on which, further actions were not justified. All in all, the safety margins of Paks Nuclear Power Plant are further strengthened by the incorporation of the experience from the Fukushima accident, while its capabilities of managing extreme situations of very low probability also evolved.

The reviewed action plan can be downloaded from here.