The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) unites every company and country in the world with an operating commercial nuclear power plant to achieve the highest possible standards of nuclear safety.
Based in London with regional centres in Moscow, Atlanta, Tokyo and Paris, WANO cuts across political barriers and interests. The organisation exists purely to help its members accomplish the highest levels of operational safety and reliability. This is achieved through a series of programmes which include peer reviews, technical support and access to a global library of operating experience.
WANO is a non-profit organisation and does not advocate for, or on behalf of, the nuclear industry.
While WANO works directly with its members, the organisation is not a regulatory body and does not advise companies on issues such as initial reactor design selection.
With safety as the only goal, WANO helps operators communicate effectively and share information openly. Experience shows many accidents could have been prevented if lessons had been learned from previous incidents. Ultimately, this will raise the performance of all operators to that of the best.
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