Bohunice nuclear power plant passed WANO peer review

THE V2 Nuclear Power Plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, operated by Slovenské Elektrárne, has just been inspected by a team of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). The peer review was aimed at improvements of safety and reliability of the nuclear powerplant, the SITA newswire reported on October 29.

THE V2 Nuclear Power Plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, operated by Slovenské Elektrárne, has just been inspected by a team of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). The peer review was aimed at improvements of safety and reliability of the nuclear power
plant, the SITA newswire reported on October 29.

The team of experts from nine countries compared the results of a previous peer review, which took place six years ago, with the current state of security at this power plant.

"Several of the measures that have been taken since 2007 prevented the recurrence of recommendations from the previous peer review and showed improvement in the targeted areas, " said the head of the team of experts Zbyněk Grund as quoted by SITA.

The new peer review of the power plant provided its management with further insight into how security can still be improved.

"I believe that Slovenské Elektrárne will correctly implement the results of the peer review," said Grund.

Slovakia’s dominant electricity producer will now draw up a timetable for implementing the WANO recommendations, and a mission to review the implementation of the action plan is
expected in two years, according to SITA.

During the peer review, WANO experts assess and evaluate different aspects of management, operation and maintenance of nuclear facilities. A peer review is not an inspection. It is carried out on a voluntary basis.

The mission of WANO is to maximise safety and reliability of nuclear power plants worldwide by working together in evaluating, comparing and improving performance by sharing information. WANO peer reviews are held roughly once every six years.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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