The statement based on a complex safety assessment declaring that the operation Slovak nuclear installations was safe and reliable is the most important conclusion for the year 2000. The fact that SR has complied with all its international obligations arising out of international conventions and agreements related to nuclear materials and nuclear safety is the second significant conclusion. Also the obligations under bilateral agreements whereby SR is bound have been satisfied. UJD has performed its tasks at a high professional level and has become an internationally recognised organisation.
UJD experts have been actively engaged with the assessment of nuclear power plant safety and of the regulators in the Czech Republic, the USA, Hungary, Bulgaria, Armenia, and Russia.
The results attained both internally and externally bear evidence of high professionalism of UJD staff and enthusiasm for the work they perform despite not getting sufficiently paid, with their pays even no longer being comparable with those of their counterparts in the Czech Republic or Hungary.
The primary goals and tasks for 2001 have been set in the UJD chairman’s order. In addition to the standard inspection and assessment programme, attention will be paid to the final assessment of NPP V-1 Bohunice post-reconstruction safety and the issue of a long-term licence for operation. UJD will assess and control the safety enhancing process at the NPP V-2 Bohunice, as will the completion of safety measures at the NPP Mochovce. Once the test results of the Bohunice Treatment and Conditioning Centre for RAW are evaluated, UJD expects to issue a licence for the centre operation.
Of its internal activities UJD regards the issue of the remaining regulations under the “Atomic Act“, of safety instructions, the preparation of the 2nd assessment report pursuant to the Convention on Nuclear Safety and its internal quality assurance system as the most important. The wide-ranging international co-operation with the international organisations IAEA, EC, OECD/NEA as well as the bilateral co-operation with the neighbouring countries and other countries with which UJD has concluded agreements on co-operation will also continue.
UJD will keep the public informed on its activity through its web page, annual report, press conferences and contributions to the media both in Slovak Republic and abroad.