ARTEMIS Mission is one of the international peer reviews and advisory services offered to Member States by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). ARTEMIS is an integrated international peer review focused on radioactive waste and spent fuel management, decommissioning and environmental recovery programs. This service is intended for permit holders and organizations responsible for the management of radioactive waste, as well as for regulatory authorities and state institutions. The aim of the ARTEMIS mission is to provide independent expert insight and advice through an international team of experts, established and seconded by the IAEA. The assessment is based on a comparison of the national situation with IAEA Safety Standards and international good practice. ARTEMIS missions themselves consist of meetings, interviews, site visits and document reviews.

The Slovak Republic is preparing to receive the first ARTEMIS mission, while the original planned date in 2021 was postponed due to a coronavirus pandemic.

More information on the ARTEMIS Mission is available at the IAEA website (International Atomic Energy Agency).

Mission conclusions

ARTEMIS mission recongized the strong commitment of Slovakia to ensure a safe implementation of the radioactive waste and spent fuel management activities in the country, in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory system, international conventions and IAEA safety standards. The mission noted that Slovakia has established a good basis for the safe and responsible management of radioactive waste and spent fuel as well as for decommissioning. Alongside, the mission team has summarized its findings in the final report, given to Slovakia and containing also the recommendations and suggestions for further improvement, including the area of preparation for geological disposal.

Updated: 14.11.2023