NNR Regulatory Programme Manager, Mr Alan Muller participated in the IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Mission to Latvia

On 30 October 2019, a 10-member IRRS team comprised of eight senior regulatory experts from different countries, as well as two IAEA staff members concluded that Latvia is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The team also noted areas for further enhancement, including the development of a national waste management policy.

The mission was conducted at the request of the Government of Latvia and hosted by the country’s regulatory body, the Radiation Safety Centre of State Environmental Service (RSC SES).

 

The team conducted interviews and discussions with key personnel at the RSC SES and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. It observed on-site inspections conducted by RSC SES at a hospital in Riga and at Latvia’s radioactive waste repository.