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13. CONCLUSION

From the Annual Report of UJD for 1999 it is obvious, that UJD met all its objectives resulting from its role and the Atomic Act. These tasks were fulfilled despite of pertaining problems with financing the regulator and in a situation when in SR new nuclear installations were added, such as NPP Mochovce, Bohunice Conditioning center for radioactive waste and the National repository for radioactive waste. Such results would not be possible without an intensive international co-operation and financial assistance from the Swiss Government, the IAEA and the EC.
Thanks to the efforts of the regulator, but also thanks to the endeavors of Joint Stock Company Slovenské elektrárne, as well as its subsidiaries NPPs Bohunice, NPP Mochovce and SE-VYZ the operation of nuclear installations in Slovakia was safe and reliable.
Such a statement for UJD is supported by an extensive assessment and inspection activity at nuclear installations, evaluation of operational results of safety indicators, safety culture, as well as based on results of international verifications and missions.
Safe and reliable operation of nuclear installations is a result of legislation, effective regulator, long-term programs of safety improvements and a well-built infrastructure for supporting the nuclear energy. So far 92 organizations applied at UJD for a license for activities as defined in the "Atomic Act ". UJD issued 79 licenses of various scopes so far. Licenses with the broadest scope of activities based on professional assessment of both human and technical potential were issued to Joint Stock Company Slovenské elektrárne and VUJE Trnava. UJD appreciates all assistance and support provided from international organizations, government of countries with advanced nuclear energy, but also from the Government of SR and other Slovak bodies and organizations.
Similarly as for other years, also for 2000 UJD has an extensive program of inspections and assessment of nuclear safety prepared, with the aim to secure safe operation of nuclear installations so that in no case these endanger the population of the Slovak Republic, nor citizens in the neighboring countries. In its assessment it will again be supported by international, foreign and national organizations so that the highest quality possible and objectivity is secured in assessment and public information.

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