Bilateral meeting on nuclear safety issues between representatives of the Czech Republic and Austria

26th regular bilateral meeting of representatives of Czech and Austria institutions was held in period of 6-7 November 2017 in Krems in Austria.  The meeting was organized based on Agreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Republic of Austria to Settle Issues of Common Interest in Connection with Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection.

The Czech delegation led by the Deputy Chairman of the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB) Mr. Petr Krs, consisted SÚJB experts, representatives of ministries (Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic), the Czech Embassy in Vienna, the operator of NPPs (ČEZ) and SÚRAO The Austrian delegation led by the Head of Energy Unit of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Mrs. Ulrike Hartmann consisted representatives of federal ministries (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water; Ministry of Science Research and Economy; Ministry of the Interior), research institutions and provincial governments.  

Both delegations presented the latest development of legislation and associated administration. Furthermore both sides presented reports concerning operation of nuclear installations, radioactive waste management and spent fuel storage and exchanged recent knowledge from the field of radiation protection and emergency preparedness and response. Mentioned was the situation concerning the liquidation of the uranium mine in Rožná as well as the process of remediation of the environment and the water treatment system.

The meeting has traditionally been accompanied by lively discussion.