site.btaKozloduy NPP Operating in Compliance with Regulations, Nuclear Regulatory Agency Announces
The Kozloduy nuclear power plant is operated in compliance with the regulatory requirements, the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA), Tsanko Bachiyski, said on Thursday. He was speaking at an annual news conference of the nuclear regulator. He pointed out that some events occurred in 2022 that have been determined to be of no significance for the safety of the nuclear power plant.
Their total number of such events is below average. "This speaks for the stable condition of the structures, systems and components of the N-plant's units," Bachiyski added.
In 2023 a total of four events were reported to the NRA by Kozloduy, all of them related to Units 5 and 6. The events that occurred during the year did not lead to any violation of the standards for safe operation. No changes in the radiation situation at the plant and no exceedances of the permissible exposure levels of the personnel and the population were recorded.
All four events fall out of the scope of the seven-level International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Bachiyski said.
In connection with the the military conflict in Ukraine, meetings were held with representatives of the main agencies involved in the implementation of the national plan for protection in the event of a nuclear or radiation accident. As a result, the responsibilities of the various agencies have been clarified. Specific areas for improvement in the national plan have also been identified, which should be taken into account when the plan is put up for an update, the NRA Chairman added.