National Report of the Slovak Republic - Radiation and Nuclear Safety
, September 1998
4.1.2 Nuclear and Radiation Safety Policy
Board of Directors of the Joint Stock Company Slovenské elektrárne adopted, on its meeting on November 17, 1997, the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Policy which reads as follows:
Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. (public limited company) is a producer of electricity and heat, including from nuclear fuel sources.
The Board of Slovenské elektrárne is ultimately responsible for nuclear and radiation safety matters, and it ensures the public that all activities relating to nuclear facilities - from site selection, design, construction, commissioning, operation to decommissioning, including radioactive waste and spent fuel treatment - are permanently under its control, with respect to public health and safety.
The Board of Slovenské elektrárne delegates authority to specific members of the Company's executive management and operating plants, which ensure the proper administration and oversight of the nuclear facilities.
Main principles of maintaining nuclear and radiation safety are:
In order to fulfill the main principles of nuclear and radiation safety Company spend the necessary resources to ensure the continuing improvement of it's employees' education, qualification and skills.
The Company's Nuclear and Radiation Safety Policy is obligatory for all its management and employees at nuclear facilities, who are all required to be aware with this Policy.
The Director of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department is responsible for implementation of this policy, establishment of criteria for the evaluation of the level of nuclear and radiation safety and for their internal inspection.
- nuclear safety is the first priority and above to all other interests of the Company
- upgrading of nuclear safety, based upon the most up-to-date knowledge, with the objective to maintain European standards and International Atomic Energy Agency norms, is a continual and ongoing process
- safety culture principles and principles of multiple, overlapping levels of safety barriers - defense in depth, are applied to all activities relating to nuclear facilities. The highest priority involves maintaining the permanent integrity of the barriers for controlling emissions to the environment
- the permissible personal exposure limits and emission into the atmosphere and hydrosphere limits, as established by Slovak legislation and by regulatory authorities, must not be exceeded and actual exposures and environmental emissions must to be maintained as low as reasonable achievable
- in order to fulfill the responsibilities for nuclear and radiation safety, the Company has:
- established an independent Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department
- formed a Nuclear Safety Committee, responsible directly to The Board of Slovenské elektrárne for the evaluation and resolution of complex nuclear safety issues
- developed a Quality Assurance Program, in accordance with requirements of Slovak legislation and relevant regulatory authorities, recommendations of International Atomic Energy Agency and standards of the series STN EN ISO 9000,
- continually utilizes all available knowledge and experience from domestic and foreigner nuclear power facilities,
- maintains an open dialogue with the public, local and regional authorities.
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