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WANO encourages governments to ensure export controls do not compromise nuclear safety

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is encouraging governments worldwide to ensure that national export control laws do not adversely affect WANO’s ability to maximise the safe operation of commercial nuclear power plants.

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Send your nominations for the Nuclear Excellence Awards

What are the Nuclear Excellence Awards? The WANO Governing Board established the WANO Nuclear Excellence Awards on 2 July 2002 in honour of Dr Zack T. Pate and in recognition of his leadership in promoting excellence in the worldwide nuclear industry. The intent is that individuals at any level within a WANO member organisation are eligible for the award.

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WANO’s members vote to establish a new Branch Office and Support Centre in China

The membership of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the world’s leading safety organisation for commercial nuclear power plants, has voted to establish a new Branch Office and Support Centre in Shanghai, China. WANO’s strategic move will make it easier for WANO to provide its full range of services to operators located in world’s fastest growing region for commercial nuclear power.

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Win a scholarship to the WNU Summer Institute!

The WNU Summer Institute is composed of an internationally diverse mix of top professionals, known as fellows, working in industry or government service. It provides a global picture on the full spectrum of issues surrounding nuclear energy and develops skills in leadership, communication, planning and organisation. It also offers quality education and nuclear training from the world’s foremost experts and leaders in nuclear science, engineering and business enhanced by practical workshops, interactive platforms and a visit to nuclear facilities.

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WANO appoints Tom Mitchell as its new Chairman

Tom Mitchell brings a raft of experience and expertise to the role, and will continue to drive forward WANO’s mission to enhance nuclear safety and reliability.

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WANO and World Nuclear Association launch new partnership to enhance the performance of the world’s nuclear industry

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and World Nuclear Association have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), as the basis of a partnership that aims to enhance the performance of nuclear power plants worldwide. Under the agreement, both organisations will work together to discuss challenges and identify solutions to deliver better outcomes for the industry in four key areas; emergency response support, export controls, the nuclear supply chain and capacity building.

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WANO calls on new nuclear entrants to engage earlier to receive maximum support from global industry

WANO has called on new entrants to the nuclear industry to engage with it earlier in the construction and commissioning process. By working closely with the WANO from an early stage in a new nuclear construction project, new entrants will benefit from the maximum support to enable them to achieve an on-time, safe and reliable start-up of their new unit(s).

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WANO conducts a record number of member support missions in 2017

In 2017, WANO completed the most number of member support missions for members within a calendar year - demonstrating the service’s growing popularity.

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WANO calls on industry to build on progress after post-Fukushima improvements

Since Fukushima, WANO and its members have successfully implemented 12 projects to enhance nuclear safety and reliability. The organisation continues to drive new initiatives, such as leadership development, to build on this progress.

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Young Generation Exchange Assembly – ‘The changing landscape of nuclear power’

Second annual meeting proves the future of nuclear safety is in safe hands

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