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Recent Developments in Nuclear Safety in Hungary - April 2018

2018.05.11

2017 Safety Performance Assessment of nuclear facilities. The HAEA hosted an international expert working group meeting. Visits of IAEA fellows. WENRA meeting. The EU Topical Peer Review. The evaluation of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant's Periodic Safety Report (PSR) has begun. Comprehensive inspection exercise in Hungary under Safeguards Support Program. The experiences of the regulatory event investigation of fuel assemblies’ welding insufficiency and fuel assembly misplacement at Budapest Research Reactor. Situation of Expansion of Spent Fuel Interim Storage Facility (SFISF) in 2017. The first periodic safety review of the RWTDF is concluded. The operation license of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility. Foreign bodies in the sprinkler system – Event Investigation. Changes in the HNERP.

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Quadrilateral Meeting at the HAEA

2018.05.09

The annual quadrilateral meeting of the Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Slovenian nuclear regulatory authorities was held at the HAEA, in Budapest from 3 to 4 May 2018. The parties described the most important events at their respective authorities and the regulatory work related to existing and new NPP’s since their last meeting in 2017.

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2nd Meeting of the International Independent Scientific Commission for Investigation of Ru-106 Case in Europe in September—October 2017.

2018.04.24

Having considered the information provided, the Commission was unable to indicate any reliable hypothesis of the Ru-106 origin within the investigated activities in the field of the atomic energy use. At the same time, the conclusion that Ru-106 had no influence on public health was confirmed.

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VVER Regulators’ Forum PSA Working Group Meeting in the HAEA

2018.04.24

From 17th to 19th of April 2018 the kick-off meeting of the 5th mandate of the PSA WG (Probabilistic Safety Assessment Working Group) of the VVER Regulators' Forum, which compresses the nuclear safety authorities of countries operating VVER type reactors was taken place at the HAEA headquarters in Budapest. This PSA WG is currently chaired by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and its major goal is to compare and assess the legal and regulatory framework as well as the national regulatory practices in the field of PSA at the member countries, in order to provide recommendations for the members to amend and improve the supervision and insurance of nuclear safety in the member countries.

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Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) workshop in Hungary

2018.04.19

From 10-12 April, Budapest hosted the so-called Fierce Falcon workshop on the security of radioactive sources and their unlawful theft, under the auspices of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and with the support of the Hungarian Government. Hungary is participating in this voluntary partnership as one of 88 nations and 5 official observer institutions working together to combat the common global threat of nuclear terrorism.

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