Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant at Paks has improved its operational safety, according to a review by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the plant’s operator said on Wednesday.
An Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) from the IAEA has recently concluded a five-day follow-up mission to assess work the Paks plant conducted in response to a review by an OSART mission in 2014, MVM Paks Atomeromu said.
“The Paks Nuclear Power Plant has worked effectively to address recommendations and suggestions identified by the OSART mission in 2014, and we saw good progress in the plant’s operational safety,” said team leader Fuming Jiang, according to a statement IAEA issued after the mission was completed.
“We also noted that more work is needed for some recommendations and suggestions to be fully implemented, and we encourage the plant to continue its work to ensure sustainable improvement,” Jiang added.
The IAEA said that recommendations to improve the control and storage of maintenance equipment and material, to enhance identification and reporting of deficiencies of systems and components, and to better manage chemicals and other substances had been fully implemented.
The agency added that the OSART team had said recommendations and suggestions to reinforce safety conscious behaviour of staff, to improve the operating experience programme and to improve contractor management “still required further work”.
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