Bilateral cooperation is performed on the governmental
level, especially concerning neighboring
countries, and on the level of regulatory bodies
supervising nuclear and radiation safety. In 2010
bilateral talks with Poland, Austria, Czech Republic
and the quadrilateral talks with Hungary, CR
and Slovenia were held.
Moreover, based on results of bilateral negotiations
with Austria expert talks - technical
workshops, agreed between representatives of
NRA and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry,
Environment and Water Management of Austria,
were held on specifi c topics:
1. Severe accidents related to Mochovce 3.4
2. Containment and vacuum-bubbler system Mochovce
3. Site seismic activity and seismic reinforcement
of NPP Mochovce 3.4 (14/07/2010).
During the expert seminars all questions sent in
advance were discussed and in case of necessity
the answers were subsequently extended. Slovak
party signaled openness to the question concerning
the organization of further expert meetings.
NRA SR maintains contacts and develops cooperation
with regulatory bodies of U.S., France,
Sweden, Finland, UK, Ukraine, Russian Federation
and Germany. In September, a renewed agreement
between NRA SR and Nuclear Regulatory
Commission of United States on the Exchange of
Technical Information and Cooperation in the fi eld
of nuclear safety, where both institutions expressed
a common interest to continue within their
competence in information exchange in the fi eld
of commercial nuclear reactors and cooperation
concerning supervisory matters was signed.
The new agreement was also signed between
NRA SR and France‘s regulatory authority - ASN
(Autorité de Sureté Nucléaire) on information exchange
and cooperation in the fi eld of supervision
upon nuclear safety and radiation protection on
June 08, 2010.