EPREV mission for the safety

2016. November 29, Tuesday  |  Téma: News

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EPREV (Emergency Preparedness Review) missions are one of the peer review missions offered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States.

EPREV missions focus on the arrangements and capabilities to prepare for and respond to nuclear or radiological emergencies. These missions are not audits or inspections. They aim at providing an open and transparent review while fostering a professional exchange of ideas and best practices among review experts and their national colleagues. Every Member State has the opportunity to request this service. The special EPREV team includes professionals with different expertise.

Nine experts from Member States and from the IAEA took part in the Mission in Hungary for 12 days in June 2016. During their program they visited PURAM’s sites where they got presentations about the facilities and about the Hungarian preparedness for radiological or nuclear emergencies. „In general we can say that Hungary is well-prepared for nuclear or radiological emergencies.” – said Chris Dijkens, expert of the IAEA and the leader of the team.

Regarding the recommendations of the Mission, the Hungarian Government will launch a national plan of action to improve our capabilities for emergency preparedness and response.