Poland Releases INIR Mission Report
2013-08-30│ Poland has agreed to make the full results of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) report available on the IAEA website.
The INIR mission to Poland was conducted from 18 to 22 March 2013. It reviewed the 19 infrastructure issues described in the IAEA publication 'Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power.'
The INIR mission team concluded that Poland has completed most of the Phase 1 actions and is progressing with several Phase 2 activities. The mission report identifies good practices in the area of stakeholder engagement and transboundary consultation, and recommends that Poland takes further action to strengthen the regulatory framework and Government involvement in the programme, as well as to develop an integrated human resource development plan.
In a letter to the IAEA, Hanna Trojanowska, the Government's Commissioner for Polish Nuclear Power and Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy, stated that "publishing the report will strengthen the position on openness and transparency of the nuclear power development in Poland and in the IAEA and will also help other embarking states in their endeavours to introduce nuclear power."
In 2009, the Polish Government made the decision to launch a nuclear power programme. Three potential sea-shore sites are now under consideration for the planned nuclear power plant. PGE plans to install around 3 000 MWe of nuclear capacity, with the first unit expected to be online by 2025.