IAEA Commends Slovakia For High Level Of Nuclear Safety Before Start Of Third NPP Unit

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twentieth September, 2022) The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated on Tuesday that Slovakia strengthened its regulatory oversight for nuclear and radiation security because the nation prepares to fee the third unit on the Mochovce nuclear energy plant.

“An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission said Slovakia is committed to maintaining and strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, as the country prepares to start up a third reactor unit at the Mochovce nuclear power plant,” the IAEA stated in an announcement.

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) group, comprising 14 senior regulatory specialists from totally different nations, in addition to 4 IAEA employees members, concluded a twelve-day mission to Slovakia on September 16.

The mission was performed on the request of the Slovak authorities and hosted by the nationwide watchdog for nuclear security and safety of nuclear services.

The IRRS group recognized areas of fine efficiency and made a number of suggestions the place it might be additional enhanced in keeping with IAEA security requirements. The group famous that Slovakia has strengthened its regulatory oversight and made vital progress since earlier IRRS missions in 2012 and 2015.

Slovakia at present operates 4 nuclear reactors, together with within the western village of Mochovce, which generate 52.3% of the nation’s electrical energy. The third unit of the Mochovce NPP will turn into totally operational by the top of the yr.

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