On December 1st, 2020, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership Program (RSRP) met virtually with the Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities of Moldova (NARNRA) and its Technical Support Organization INOTEH, to discuss and identify NARNRA’s areas for further collaboration under the RSRP. The meeting attendees included NARNRA Chairman Apostol and senior staff members, INOTEH Director, the US NRC staff, and AdSTM representatives. All participants discussed NARNRA priorities for future engagement under the RSRP. These include: staff training, the update and development of National Basic Safety Standards in Moldova, and the modernization of the NARNRA website. In addition, NARNRA shared the impact on NARNRA’s inspection activities performed during the ongoing public health emergency.
The US NRC and AdSTM will continue to consult with NARNRA about appropriate assistance for their activities discussed during the meeting.