Announcement of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic on the extension of the period for decision in the administrative proceeding for authorization for commissioning of nuclear installation of the Unit 3 - NPP Mochovce
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (ÚJD SR) announces that the period for decision in the administrative proceeding in the matter of the application of Slovenské elektrárne, a. s., for authorization for commissioning of nuclear installation and related applications for authorization for management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel and the authorization for early use of the building in the scope of facilities and equipment for the operation of Unit 3 of NPP Mochovce 3, 4 (MO34) was extended by the Chairperson of ÚJD SR by 6 months according to § 49 par. 2 of the Administrative procedure.
The reasoning to extend the period for issuing of decisions resulted from a significant decrease in constructions activities on the Unit 3 of MO34 during the months of March to May 2020, caused by the application of necessary measures triggered by a pandemic of virus COVID-19. These measures significantly affected the completion of the activities, which are necessary before a decision in the matter is issued.
In addition, a relatively extensive inspection of the quality of used metallurgical materials is still underway on the construction site, caused by the identification of the substandard materials installed at the Unit 4 of MO34. (ÚJD SR informed about the above finding on its website in a press release dated of 4th May 2020). Due to the large scope of necessary inspection activities, ÚJD SR assumes that the inspection and the subsequent potential replacement of some metallurgical components will exceed the original period for issuing a decision in this matter.
For the purposes of informing the general public and all participants in the proceedings, ÚJD SR published the above notice with a justification on the CÚET (Centrálna úradná elektronická tabuľa) on the portal www.slovensko.sk, as well as on its website in the Slovak version and in the English version.
Modified: 2.9.2020 15:28