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National strategic objectives

Promoting, Developing and Monitoring of Nuclear Activities

The competent national authority in the field of promotion, development and monitoring of nuclear peaceful activities and in the field of safe management of radioactive waste, including their final disposal is Nuclear Agency and Radioactive Waste (ANDR), according to the provisions of the Governmental Decision no. 1437/2009 regarding the approval of ANDR Organizational and Operational Regulation and its organizational structure.

ANDR has as the object of its activity the assurance of specialized technical assistance to the Government in drawing up and enacting the policies of promotion, development, and monitoring the exclusively peaceful nuclear (energetic and non energetic) applications, the safe disposal of radioactive waste and the coordination, at national level, of the radioactive waste management and decommissioning processes.

In the nuclear field, all the activities are deployed in accordance with the provisions of the National Strategy for the Development of the Nuclear Field (SNDDN) and of the National Nuclear Programme (PNN), approved through the Governmental Decision no. 1259/2002 regarding the approval of the National Strategy for the Development of the Nuclear Field in Romania and of the Action Plan for the implementation of this strategy.

The core of the National Strategy for the Development of the Nuclear Field is the PNN, which highlights the National Strategic Objectives of the Nuclear Field on long and medium term, the associated strategies for their fulfilment as well as the plan of action for the strategy implementation.

ANDR monitors, at national level, the development in exclusively peaceful purposes of the nuclear activities in accordance with the SNDDN and respectively the PNN, and it is the institution responsible with the updating of the SNDDN and respectively, of the PNN.

Strategic National Objectives

The strategic national objectives of the nuclear field presented in PNN are grouped in three distinct categories, namely:

Fundamental Objective

  • The weight increase of the electricity from nuclear sources within the total electricity production in Romania; this will be achieved in compliance with the principles of sustainable development of the society, in terms of competitive cost price, and by ensuring the nuclear safety at the level of international standards.

Derived objectives

  • The assurance and continuous increase of the nuclear safety level, in accordance with the evolution of the international standards’ requirements.
  • The assurance of a radiological level, in accordance with the national regulations both for the workers and for the public; the minimization of the environmental impact.
  • The implementation of radioactive waste and spent fuel management in compliance with the international requirements.
  • The exploitation of advantages of using advanced reactors.
  • The exploitation of advantages of using advanced fuel cycles.
  • Sustaining the research/development activities in the nuclear field.
  • Ensuring the human resources in the nuclear field.
  • Periodic analysis of nuclear power reactors systems offered by the global market, in order to select candidate projects for implementing new NPP units in Romania.
  • Initiation of the procurement services for consulting, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning of the nuclear facilities as well as for the services regarding the radioactive waste management.
  • Ensuring of an appropriate management for all the state-owned units from the nuclear field.
  • Promoting ethical principles regarding the relationships between the entities from the Romanian nuclear field.
  • Promoting and sustaining the national participation in activities concerning PNN, and objectives related to PNN infrastructure.

“European” objectives

  • Developing exclusively peaceful applications of the nuclear power on the Romanian territory.
  • Controlling the guarantees concerning the nuclear materials and facilities on the Romanian territory.
  • Ensuring and continuous increasing of the physical protection level of nuclear materials and facilities, including during transportation.
  • Appropriate training and informing of the public, aiming to a good understanding of the nuclear field. Ensuring and continuous increasing of acceptance level concerning the nuclear activities. The relationships with mass media should also be considered.
  • Continuous increasing of the nuclear safety and biological protection performances, including those related to the radioactive waste disposal.
  • The development and application, to the benefit of the modern society, of nuclear techniques and technologies with an impact on medicine, industry, services, life quality control.
  • Harmonizing the legislation from the nuclear field.
  • Environmental remediation following the closure of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities.
  • Ensuring of a proper management in case of nuclear accident.
  • Civil society consultation concerning the nuclear field promotion.

Institutional objectives

In order to streamline the monitoring activity of the nuclear activities at national level, in accordance with the mission and the legal institutional responsibilities, as well as with the corresponding evolutions and perspectives of all the specific areas of interest of the nuclear field, namely: nuclear safety, radioactive waste, radiological protection, research-development, nuclear science, nuclear legislation, projects consortium, human resources, sustainable development, civil society, nuclear and radiological emergency management, three objectives at the institutional level are considered.
The institutional objectives are the following:

Strengthening ANDR authority:

  • Strengthening ANDR authority.
    • Developing the management and the institutional culture
    • Increasing the ANDR efficiency, transparency and quality management
  • Developing the legislative framework related to the promotion and development of the nuclear field.
  • Improving the interactivity with the factors interested in promoting and developing the nuclear power.