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PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES (INSTALLATIONS) AND NUCLEAR MATERIALS

The inspection activity of UJD in this field was focused on the inspections of the AKOBOJE (Automated Security Protection System of Nuclear Power Plant) physical protection system being operated at the NPP Bohunice and NPP Mochovce.
Throughout the assessed period, the physical protection of the NPP Bohunice site was provided by the private security service company G5, Ltd. Košice, to which UJD’s approval had been given based on the NPP Bohunice operator’s requirement to provide regime protection in co-operation with the police response forces.
In connection with build-up of the new vehicle gate A1 within the V1 NPP Bohunice site, UJD issued an endorsement of the changes in the regime protection so that the physical protection system of the premises in question was not impaired and the contractors could smoothly continue in the works on the approved projects.
In conjunction with completion of the AKOBOJE system at the NPP Bohunice, the operator submitted a study to UJD assessing a new secondary alarm station of the NPP Bohunice AKOBOJE system. This new alarm station will enable full back-up capability of the physical protection system thus enhancing its overall level.
The physical protection of the NPP Mochovce site was covered by the operator’s in-house service, for which UJD issued an endorsement of the regime protection in co-operation with the police response forces. UJD approved the changes to the Physical Protection Plan - AKOBOJE II implying commissioning of the completed guarded area barrier of the NPP Mochovce site (including Units 3 and 4).
In conjunction with completion of the AKOBOJE system at the NPP Mochovce, UJD issued an approval of changes implying the erection of a new secondary alarm station thus providing full back-up capability of the NPP Mochovce physical protection system.
In compliance with the UJD Inspection Manual, inspection activities at NPP Mochovce and NPP Bohunice were focused on the inspection of compliance of the physical protection system technical means with the ones approved in the safety documentation for individual nuclear facilities.
UJD carried out ten inspections aimed at the physical protection of nuclear facilities, nuclear materials, and radioactive wastes during 2001. Out of these ten, two inspections were unplanned.
The shortcomings identified during the individual inspections were remedied by the operators on-the-run in accordance with the measures imposed by UJD.

Illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials

In 2001 no events with illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials in SR were indicated.
UJD actively participated in an international co-operation in combating illicit trafficking of radioactive materials. In addition to regular participation in the IAEA activities within its regional projects dedicated to assist member states in combating illicit trafficking of radioactive materials a contract with the Joint Research Centre of the EU - Institute of Trans-uranium Karlsruhe was signed, which allows to utilise analytical techniques of this institute in identification of seized materials by specialised Slovak experts and institutions.

INTERIM SPENT FUEL STORAGE BOHUNICE

An interim spent fuel storage facility (ISFSF) Bohunice serves for temporary storage of spent fuel from the NPP V-1 and V-2 Bohunice before its transport to a reprocessing plant or disposal to a repository. After finalising the ISFSF reconstruction in 2000, the gradual program of reloading spent fuel from original T-12 baskets to the new more compact KZ-48 ones continued in 2001. The operational inspections program of structural and technological parts and systems conditions of the Bohunice ISFSF and of stored spent nuclear fuel has been launched.

Assessment activity

Throughout 2001, the assessment activities were focused on evaluation of the operational inspections program of the conditions of the structural and technological parts and systems of the Bohunice ISFSF and of stored spent nuclear fuel. The Bohunice ISFSF operator submitted an operational inspections schedule of the classified equipment to UJD.

Inspection activity

Based on the UJD Inspection Plan Two inspections of the spent fuel storage were carried out at the Bohunice ISFSF. The aim of the inspections was to check compliance with the Limits and Conditions and operational procedures for the equipment manipulations. No infringement of the nuclear and radiation safety conditions and operational prescriptions were found. ÚJD has evaluated the operation of the Bohunice ISFSF as a safe one.

INTERIM SPENT FUEL STORAGE MOCHOVCE

In 2001, the design preparation of the dry interim spent fuel storage facility of the container type has been started at Mochovce site.

Assessment activity

The safety analysis report for Mochovce ISFSF was assessed in frame of an environmental impact assessment for this nuclear facility.


 
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