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Slovenia / IAEA Praises Commitment To Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

By David Dalton
10 October 2022

Review team also makes suggestions for improvement
IAEA Praises Commitment To Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
The Krško nuclear power station in eastern Slovenia,is co-owned by neighbouring Croatia. Courtesy Katja143/Wikimedia Commons.
Slovenia has shown a commitment at all levels to emergency preparedness and has made significant progress in developing and revising emergency arrangements, an International Atomic Energy Agency review concluded.

The emergency preparedness review (EPREV) said an earlier mission in 2017 found a sustained commitment to emergency preparedness and response, but highlighted the need to further strengthen coordination between all response organisations to ensure integrated planning.

The review team said Slovenia’s national emergency response plan had been comprehensively reviewed and updated, radiation monitoring has been improved and exercise and training programmes further developed and carried out.

The review team made suggestions to further strengthen emergency preparedness arrangements, including finalising arrangements for the termination of an emergency, amending emergency plans of response organisations to align with the revised national emergency response plan and implementing a comprehensive quality management programme in all emergency response organisations.

Slovenia uses nuclear and radiation applications in a number of ways. Its single nuclear power facility, the Krško nuclear power station in eastern Slovenia, is co-owned by neighbouring Croatia. It has one pressurised water reactor with a net electrical output of 638 MW and produces about 40% of the country’s electricity.

Slovenia has a Triga research reactor and ventral interim storage for radioactive waste, both at the Podgorica Reactor Centre. Slovenia uses ionising radiation for industrial, medical and research purposes.

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