Slovakia ranked highly in evaluation of nuclear safety

SLOVAKIA has some of the most secure nuclear power plants in the world, according to the so-called review meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, at which the national reports from the member states are assessed.

SLOVAKIA has some of the most secure nuclear power plants in the world, according to the so-called review meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, at which the national reports from the member states are assessed.

“Compared to other countries providing nuclear facilities, Slovakia is at the forefront when it comes to safety and operational indicators and programmes to improve safety,” the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ÚJD) informed, as cited by the SITA newswire.

Slovakia recently implemented new safety measures in its nuclear power plants. Unlike other countries, which have only started implementing measures to handle serious accidents, Slovakia has been implementing them since 2009, ÚJD said, as reported by SITA.

The Convention on Nuclear Safety is the first internationally binding document in the area of nuclear safety. It was prepared with the aim of creating basic organisational, technical and legal requirements to secure a high level of nuclear safety in the world. The convention came into force on October 24, 1996 and has been ratified by 76 countries.

In Slovakia the nuclear power plants are operated by Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) and Nuclear and Decomissioning Company (JAVYS). SE operates two nuclear blocks in Jaslovské Bohunice and Mochovce, while JAVYS is responsible for decommissioning two nuclear blocks in the V1 nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice. There is also interim storage for used fuel and technologies for handling radioactive waste, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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