16.05.2017_No96 / News in Brief

How Hungary’s Regulator Is Preparing For Progress With Paks 2 Nuclear Station

Plans & Construction

16 May (NucNet): Hungary’s government has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to carry out another follow-up mission in 2018 to assess progress made since an earlier mission reported that the country faced nuclear and radiation safety challenges, including consolidating a complex distribution of regulatory responsibilities among different authorities, and ensuring effective independence of the regulatory body. The HAEA said in an interview with NucNet that an invitation had already been sent for the follow-up mission of an Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission. In the interview, the HAEA spoke about the challenges it faces and about doubts raised about regulatory independence in Hungary. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/2rllZ6s

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