A preparatory meeting regarding the IRRS follow-up mission (Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission) in Greece was held in EEAE from 1 to 2 March 2017.
The IRRS peer review is a detailed examination of the national radiation protection and nuclear safety regulatory framework, as well as of the competent regulatory authority. As a basis of comparison the safety standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other recognized international practices are used. The IRRS follow-up mission, having as main objective to review and evaluate the progress made in addressing the 28 recommendations and 10 suggestions included in the initial IRRS mission of the year 2012, will be held in Greece in November 2017.
The IRRS missions are conducted worldwide in the context of strengthening the international framework of radiation protection and nuclear safety. After the adoption of Directives 2009/71/Euratom and 2011/70/Euratom, the peer reviews constitute a contractual obligation of the EU Member States. The process of the peer review in Greece begun in 2009; in 2012 Greece was the first non-nuclear EU member state that was subjected to this peer review.
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