IAEA Concluded A Successful EPREV Mission in Slovenia

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded a five-day follow-up mission to review the emergency preparedness and response framework for nuclear and radiological emergencies in Slovenia.

The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) was carried out at the request of the Slovenian Government and hosted by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA) and the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR).

EPREV missions are one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States. EPREV missions focus on the arrangements and capabilities to prepare for and respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies. EPREV missions are based on the IAEA Safety Standards in nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and response.

The team observed a commitment at all levels to emergency preparedness and noted that Slovenia has made significant progress in developing and revising emergency arrangements since an initial EPREV mission in 2017.

This full scope mission in 2017 found a sustained commitment to emergency preparedness and response (EPR) by all response organizations in Slovenia but highlighted the need to further strengthen coordination between all response organizations to ensure integrated planning.

The EPREV team identified several strengths during the mission, including:

  • The National Emergency Response Plan was comprehensively reviewed and updated with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders in a coordinated manner.
  • The national protection strategy is closely aligned with IAEA safety standards.
  • The Radiation Monitoring Programme has been enhanced to support the implementation of the national protection strategy.
  • Exercise and training programmes were further developed and are being conducted.

Read the full IAEA Press Release.