According to the European Commission’s decision, Hungary acted in accord with the EU’s public procurement requirements while signing the Hungarian-Russian intergovernmental agreement of establishing new Paks nuclear power plant units.
The establishment of the new nuclear power plant units reached another milestone, since on 27 October 2016 the project company submitted its site license application to the competent authority, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority.
Baranya County Government Office, the competent authority of the environmental licensing process issued Paks II. project’s environmental license on 29 September 2016, which proves that the project fulfills the EU’s and Hungarian requirements of environmental protection and nature conservation.
Dr. Attila Aszódi government commissioner for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant held a presentation at the Siófok conference of the Scientific Association for Energy Economics, during which he told Europe needs to create new electricity generating capacities in order for the power system to work safely. He also spoke about the actualities of the Paks II. project.
A conference called ’The scientific results of the new nuclear power plant units’ site investigation’ was held in the great hall of the Hungarian Academy Sciences on 6 May 2016 with more than 100 interested.
Dr. Attila Aszódi gave a public lecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in front of more than 200 interested about among others how stringent the nuclear safety requirements became.
The new monitoring network was constructed due to the Geological Research Program (part of the construction of the new units) detected the earthquake on Sumatra on 2 March 2016. The data of the five new monitoring stations can be found on the internet.
The Paks Social Council held its third session on 19 January 2016 in Paks. János Lázár, the cabinet minister announced during the event that the government will grant at least one billion HUF for development in the Paks area.
Dr. Attila Aszódi, government commissioner for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant held an irregular physics class on 18 December 2015 for the students of Paks in the theater of the Csengey Dénes Cultural Centre.
Dr. Attila Aszódi government commissioner reported during the 17 November press breakfast held in Budapest the experiences gained during the international phase of the environmental licensing and the domestic energy policy situation.
Dr. Attila Aszódi held a special physics class today in Szekszárd for secondary school students. After the lecture he drew the attention of the attendees that the information truck of MVM Paks II. Ltd. awaits the interested in Garay Square in Szekszárd until Thursday.
The series of foreign public hearings ended in Belgrade, which started on 21 September 2015 in Osijek. The Serbian event took place on 5 and 6 November in the building of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.
The eighth public hearing was held on 20 and 21 October 2015 in Munich, Germany as part of the international phase of the environmental approval, which was followed by an expert consultation the following day.
Following the public hearings held on 28 September in Oradea and on 29 September in Timisoara, a third public hearing was held in Romania, this time in the capital, Bucharest. The event was followed by an expert consultation the following day.
The international phase of the environmental approval of the new nuclear power plant units continued with the public hearing in Ljubljana on 12 October 2015, which was followed later with an expert consultation.