NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING COMPANY (JADROVÁ A VYRAD’OVACIA SPOLOČNOST’, A.S. -JAVYS)

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Jadrova a vyradovacia spolocnost, a.s. (JAVYS) is an organisation entrusted, according to provisions of the Slovak law no. 541/2004 Coll. on peaceful use of atomic energy (atomic law), as amended, for radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management. JAVYS is a company that, due to its activities, plays a significant part in the energy security of Slovakia and holds a key position in the Middle European region. With emphasis on maximum safety as well as quality and preservation of the environment, JAVYS assures the responsible and competent realization of the back-end stages of peaceful use of nuclear energy in the country (decommissioning of nuclear facilities, treatment, conditioning, storage and disposal of radioactive waste, storage and future disposal of the spent nuclear fuel).

The company’s activities and business planning results in maintaining and increasing financial prosperity as well as economic stability. JAVYS manages the safe, reliable and effective decommissioning of nuclear facilities, operation of the radioactive waste and spent fuel management facilities, while strictly meeting the requirements for nuclear and radiation safety, the fundamental principles of the safety culture, occupational health and safety, fire safety and the protection of the population and the environment. JAVYS also ensure the provision of nuclear services in the field of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management, radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel transportation while using the company’s own technological and human resources.

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Steam Generator

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Dismantling 

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The Experts

Mr Peter Salzer

Graduated Chemistry Engineer

 

P67 Key Expert: Radiological and Nuclear Waste Management 

Peter SALZER graduated from the Chemical University in Prague, Faculty of Inorganic Chemical Technology, Department of Radiochemistry and Nuclear Fuel Technology as Graduated chemistry engineer (MSc. Equivalent) in 1972. From 1974-1992 he was associated with the newly established Institute of Radioecology and Applied Nuclear Techniques in Košice (East Slovakia); with the exception of year 1981, when he worked for the Nuclear Power Plants Research Institute in Trnava, being involved in research projects developing technologies for solidification of liquid radioactive waste. During his working for the Institute of Radioecology in the seventies and eighties, he developed methods for neutron activation analysis with small neutron sources, radioisotope energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis, later he was involved in studies concerning behaviour of radionuclides and metals in soils. At this time, he was also responsible for management of radioactive materials and isotopes, including sealed sources, within the institute, from their ordering, through to their recording and control of use to the management of institutional radioactive waste. In years 1991-92 he worked as the Institute deputy director responsible for co-ordination of research activities.

In 1993 he moved to the Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority newly established after splitting-up former Czechoslovak Federation. At the radioactive waste management department, he participated in the regulatory activities (inspections, licensing, review of documentation, proposals of legislation, etc.). At this time, he was also involved in the area of boundary questions between radiation protection and nuclear safety and participated in establishing the EIA processes within the nuclear area. During his work for the Slovak regulator he closely collaborated with corresponding units of the International Atomic Energy Agency and their activities. Since September 1997, till 2012 when he retired, he worked for the DECOM Ltd. (later Deconta, Plc, later DECOM, Plc.). This small engineering company provided engineering support for both operators and regulators in area of radioactive waste management, including management of institutional waste and disused sealed sources, also in the area of illicit trafficking of radioactive materials. Mr Salzer participated in the elaboration of various types of safety documentation (e.g. 4th version of the National repository Mochovce safety case), on elaboration of various types of environmental impact assessment and statement documentation, research and legislative activities supporting the regulatory authority, on coordination of the Slovak geological disposal development programme. At the same time, he participated on various international projects, e.g. “Management of spent sealed radioactive sources in Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia” or acted as a project manager for the EC/DG TREN Service Contract “Study on regulations governing radioactive waste disposal in Europe”. He also participated as a member of repeating IAEA expert missions in Armenia, Romania, United Arab Emirates. In the period of 2007-2013, Mr Salzer was appointed to act as a member of the Board of Governors of the Slovak National Nuclear Fund. Representing Slovakia, he participated in activities of the working group “European Repository Development Organization” (established as a free continuation of the EC-FP SAPIERR projects) and also on “NAPRO” working group elaborating the Guide for implementation of Article 12 of the COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2011/70/EURATOM establishing the European Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.

Since February 2013 to the present day, he acts as a consultant for JAVYS, a.s. within various areas of spent fuel and radioactive waste management (including institutional waste and disused sealed sources).

Dr Tomas Hrncir- P67 Senior Non-Key Expert
Dr. Hrncir holds a PhD degree in Nuclear Power Engineering and has more than 10 years of working experience dealing with decommissioning of nuclear installations and radioactive waste management. His work is primarily focused on the safety assessments including development of radiological models and simulation of radionuclides migration through complex environment. Besides, he regularly prepares supporting documentation for decommissioning and radioactive waste management and has experience with related cost estimates. Moreover, his expertise covers preparation and implementation of trainings for international staff related to aforementioned topics. He participated in numerous IAEA supported workshops and training courses (e.g. Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation course at Argonne National Laboratories or MARSSIM course in Oak Ridge, USA). He is a member of OECD NEA WPDD Task Group on Optimising Management of Low-level Radioactive Materials and Waste from Decommissioning (TGOM). Currently, he acts as International Projects Manager at JAVYS, where he is involved in preparation and implementation of several international projects dealing with decommissioning of nuclear installations and radioactive waste management.
Dr Roman Strazovec- P67 Senior Non-Key Expert
Dr. Roman Strazovec holds PhD degree in Nuclear Power Engineering and has more than 17 years of experience in the in the field of decommissioning and radioactive waste management including a wide experience in the management of spent nuclear fuel, long-term storage and disposal of radioactive waste. During previous assignments, he acted as Head of Department of Waste Treatment and Conditioning Centre. Dr. Strazovec played the role of key-expert or non-key expert in various national and international projects related to decommissioning and radioactive waste management. He is a highly experienced multi-disciplinary senior engineering manager with a proven track record of successful leadership in decommissioning and RAW management in International projects (including some projects supported by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). Moreover, his expertise covers dose assessment and risk analysis related to decommissioning and waste management. He is a holder of several certificates, inter alia, certificate of MARSSIM Course - Professional Training Programs of ORAU in Oak Ridge (Tennessee, USA). As a member of OECD NEA WPDD Task Group on Optimising Management of Low-level Radioactive Materials and Waste from Decommissioning (TGOM), he shares his extensive knowledge within back-end of nuclear industry. He regularly acts as an expert at universities and as a trainer for international staff related with RAW management. Currently, he is the member of International Projects Department where he deals with management and realization of international projects.
Dr Peter Gerhart- P67 Senior Non-Key Expert 
Dr. Peter Gerhart is a Radiochemist by profession, who finished his PhD in Nuclear Chemistry and Radioecology. Since then he has been working for more than 20 years in the nuclear industry, mainly involved in decommissioning and radioactive waste management. As Head of Investments Department, he supervised more than 40 projects (from small to large scale); 4 of them were interconnected with National Repository of Slovak Republic. Currently he acts as Head of International Projects Department and thus is responsible for all international projects of JAVYS.
Dr Martin Hornacek- P67 Junior Non-Key Expert
Dr. Hornacek holds PhD degree In Nuclear Power Engineering. He has experience with development of complex radiological models in order to assess and minimize external and internal exposure of workers and public during decommissioning and final disposal of radioactive waste. Besides, he was involved in the resulting cost assessments. He participated in several workshops and training courses supported by IAEA and others. Currently, he acts as International Projects Manager at JAVYS where he is involved into preparation and realization of several international projects dealing with radioactive waste management, decommissioning, upgrade of radioactive waste treatment lines and design of disposal facility.
Ondrej Uhrik- P67 Junior Non-Key Expert
With more than 8 years of experience in the back-end of nuclear industry, Ondrej Uhrik has taken several responsibilities connected to decommissioning and radioactive waste management of Slovakian nuclear power plants. This experience and knowledge was later utilized when setting up the International Projects Department at JAVYS in 2014.He is involved in the preparation and realization of several international projects dealing with radioactive waste management and decommissioning.

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