The Joint Press Conference of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and the International Atomic Energy Authority about the outcome of the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Mission on the Hungarian nuclear regulatory infrastructure for safety and security attracted significant media interest.
The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority held a joint press conference, and submitted a press release.
An International Atomic Energy Agency expert mission is reviewing Hungary’s nuclear regulatory system. Results of the two-week Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission will be announced at the press conference. Venue: Fényes Adolf str. 4. H-1036 Budapest, HAEA Headquarters, date: 22.05.2015 (Friday) 11.30am. The press conference is delivered by Gyula Fichtinger, Director General (HAEA), Grzegorz Rzentkowski, Director of the Division of Nuclear Installation Safety, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (IAEA), Michael R. Johnson, Deputy Executive Director for Reactor and Preparedness Program, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and IRRS mission team leader.
Many journalists have been enquirer to attend the press conference held at the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to launch the year of 2015. Mr Gyula Fichtinger, Director-General of the HAEA emphasized the particular importance of openness and transparency in regulatory activities and said that the nuclear regulatory authority is making significant efforts to that end. Among other things, public hearings and an open day are held, conferences are organized and from 2015 the Authority also has its Facebook page.
The first press conference of 2015 at the HAEA starts at 10:30 am on January 27, 2015. Licensing of the new units, life extension of the existing units of Paks NPP, accident and breakdown prevention and international review of Hungary will be on focus. The language of the event is Hungarian.
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.
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.
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed an advisory nuclear security mission in Hungary.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and the National Directorate General for Disaster Management, Ministry of the Interior held a joint press conference, and submitted a press release.
The delegation of nine internationally recognized experts, invited by the International Atomic Energy Agency, has started the review of nuclear emergency preparedness in Hungary. The official opening meeting was held at the National Directorate General for Disaster Management, Ministry of the Interior (NDGDM) in Budapest on June 13, 2016. During the two-week Emergency Preparedness Review Service (EPREV) mission the experts will review the respective Hungarian legislation, visit all the nuclear facilities and radioactive waste repositories as well as some institutions using radioactive sources in the country. They will also make interviews with staff working in organizations involved in nuclear emergency response and emergency management. At the end of the mission, the experts will prepare a report on the results of the review, in which in addition to recommendations and suggestions aiming at improving the national system, good practices will also be identified and thus Hungarian knowledge and experience could be utilized on the international level. The tasks associated with the two-week mission will be coordinated by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority in close cooperation with the National Directorate General for Disaster Management, Ministry of the Interior.