Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovenia
In May 2008 a meeting
of regulatory authorities of these three states and the Slovak Republic
was held in Prague. Delegations exchanged mutually information on
current regulatory activities and on events at NI during elapsed time.
At the same time they discussed co-ordination in frame of European
matters (WENRA, HLG, Slovenian EU chairmanship, etc.) and co-operation
with IAEA. Participants were informed on planned increase of rated
capacity of NPPs in individual countries and on pertinent construction
of new NPP units in the future.
Meeting based on Agreement between the Government of
the Slovak Republic and Government of Poland on Early Notifi cation
of Nuclear Accident, on Exchange of Information and on Co-operation
in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection was held in Tatranska
Lomnica in September 2008. Participants exchanged mutually
information on news in the fi eld of regulatory organization, changes of
legislation and on activities in the area of nuclear safety and radiation
protection. Slovak delegation provided information on improvement
of safety elements of units 3 and 4 of NPP Mochovce 3,4 as well as on
planned schedule of NPP Bohunice V-2 safety increase and on status
and perspective of NPP Bohunice V-1 decommissioning.
Bilateral meeting with representatives of Austrian Ministry of
Foreign Aff aires as well as further ministries, regional governments based
on Agreement between Government of ČSSR and Government of
Austria on Issues of Common Interest in Connection with Nuclear Safety
and Radiation Protection was held in December 2008 in Austria.
The Slovak side focused, among others, its presentation on informing
about the newest legislation changes in nuclear fi eld, completion
of units 3 and 4 of NPP Mochovce 3,4 and periodical evaluation
of NPP Bohunice V-2. Radiation safety, emergency preparedness and
radiation monitoring were further themes of negotiations.
In October a regular annual bilateral meeting of
Czech and Slovak regulators based on governmental agreement on
exchange of information and co-operation was held. Activities of regulators
concerning execution of supervision upon nuclear safety,
which were performed since the last meeting created a framework
for discussion. The Slovak side informed concerning process of review
of documentation for completion of NPP Mochovce 3, 4 and consequent
issue of NRA SR decision for continuation of NPP Mochovce
3, 4 construction.
Thanks to Slovakian and Ukrainian sides initiative and based
on documents: “Proposal of the Support of the Slovak Republic for
Ukraine while Fulfi lling the Action Plan EU – Ukraine” NRA SR together
with State Committee of Ukraine for Nuclear Supervision organized a
seminar, which was held in February in Kyiv. This seminar was focussed
on harmonization of Ukrainian legislation in the fi eld of nuclear safety
with EU legislation.
In June 2008 the chairman of Offi ce of Nuclear Safety of Nuclear
Installations of France, Mr André-Claude Lacoste visited NRA SR.
Besides meeting with the NRA SR Chairperson he visited NPP Mochovce,
units 1 and 2 as well as units 3 and 4 under construction. Both sides
expressed endeavour to renew and extend the Agreement between
NRA SR and Directorate for safety of nuclear installations of France
(DSIN) on exchange of information and co-operation in the area of
supervision upon nuclear safety, the validity of which has already fi nished.
New agreement should be concluded in 2009.
On September 17, during the visit of Slovak Prime Minister, Mr.
Robert Fico, in France an Agreement on Co-operation between Government
of French Republic and Government of the Slovak Republic
concerning peaceful use of nuclear energy was signed. NRA SR in cooperation
with energy section of Ministry of Economy prepared this
Commissionaire of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US
NRC), Ms. Kristine L. Svinicky together with the suite, visited in October
2008 NRA SR. Meeting with Commissionaire was realized based
on Regenerate &Agreement between NRA SR and US NRC on exchange
of technical information and co-operation in the area of nuclear
safety. Besides meeting with the Chairperson, Ms. Marta Žiaková,
the commissionaire consequently visited NPP Bohunice V-2
and Technologies for treatment and Conditioning of Radioactive Waste
of JAVYS,a.s. company.