Budapest (MTI) – Hungary is well-prepared to handle any accidents or emergencies involving nuclear energy or radiation, Chris Dijkens, mission leader of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) inspection team, said on Friday.

The team spent twelve days inspecting Hungary’s emergency response system after the country voluntarily asked for a review.

Hungary’s emergency response system is well established, the self-evaluation performed by the country was objective, and the IAEA has been given full access during the visit, Dijkens said.

Based on its findings, the mission recommends Hungary keep adjusting its response system to the newest IAEA standards and enhance the training of health-care workers to detect the clinical signs of radiation overexposure.


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