11) PUBLIC INFORMATION
Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic being the central state body of the Slovak Republic provides in the framework of its competence the information on safety of nuclear facilities independently of their operators. UJD enables the public and mass media to review data and information on nuclear facilities. The important point of being informed is to prove, that the area of nuclear energy use has its obligatory rules in the Slovak Republic and their observing is controlled by state through the independent institution - UJD. An establishment of UJD Information Centre as early as in 1995, the basis of conception of informing the public on UJD activities and on nuclear facilities safety was created. The Centre secures the communication with the public and mass media that helps create a positive picture on the independent regulatory authority supervising nuclear safety.
Over the last year, the
important attention was given to implementation of Act No 211/2000 of Coll. on Free Access
to Information that entered into force on 1 January 2001. The Act established the right of
the public to access to information at the disposal of state bodies, i.e. inter alia UJD,
territorial self-governing bodies and other bodies managing the public resources. The Act
obliges the state bodies to make basic and standard information on their activities
automatically public, in order to make the information generally available and to make
public administration easier and more transparent.
Communication with mass media and publishing
The Slovak press agencies,
daily newspapers and electronic media were provided with 63 contributions on domestic and
foreign UJD activities. UJD, together with SUJB, issues the expert journal “Bezpečnosť
jadrovej energetiky (Nuclear Sector Safety)”. Two important articles on UJD legislative
activities and on informing the public were published in monthly “Verejná správa
(Public Administration)”. Contributions on supervisory activity and on UJD international
co-operation are published regularly in “Spravodajstvo SE (SE Information Service)”,
company journals “Mochovce” and “Bohunice”.
Internal communication within UJD
Last year, UJD Information
Centre was providing the thematic documents and consulting activities and securing the
everyday exchange of information, fax, e-mail communication and documents between
Bratislava and Trnava. Up-to-date information from STORIN Agency and NucNet and WANO were
processed daily via PC network and forwarded to UJD leaders. Three UJD Bulletins on
domestic and foreign UJD activities were elaborated and issued. Press was monitored daily
and the information presented on boards in Trnava and Bratislava were also updated daily.
Four photographic files (boards and albums) from the important UJD events and important
domestic and foreign visits of UJD were prepared and presented in 2001. Two meetings of
UJD employees were organised over the year. The participants were informed on the
fulfilment of tasks concerning the respective workstations over the forgone period and on
the amendments to legislation, changes of safety at work, amendments to Civil Code etc.