Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear disaster and the event that led to the creation of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). The worldwide nuclear community will pause today to remember the loss of life and the people affected by the event.
Ken Ellis, Managing Director of WANO said:
"WANO is Chernobyl's legacy for the nuclear industry, and with WANO, a framework for global industry information exchange and benchmarking was established that endures to this day. Following the Fukushima accident in 2011, this worldwide network of support has been further strengthened through a variety of projects in areas from design to visibility and transparency.
"This anniversary reminds us that, as operators, we can never be complacent about our profound individual and collective responsibility for nuclear safety."
Nuclear operators from around the world directly share knowledge, best practice and operating experience through WANO programmes including peer reviews, technical support missions, operating experience exchanges and professional development workshops.