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WANO appoints Mr. Kim Keeyoung as Director General of Tokyo Centre

WANO has appointed Mr. Kim Keeyoung as Director General of Tokyo Centre. Mr. Kim will formally replace current Director General Dr. Naoki Chigusa, on 1 January 2023.

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WANO CEO Statement on Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant

World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) remains deeply concerned with the situation at Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. The station operators are facing unprecedented challenges in carrying out day-to-day operations and maintaining nuclear safety standards.

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WANO appoints Dr Naoki Chigusa as its new Chief Executive Officer  

WANO’s Governing Board has appointed Dr Naoki Chigusa, the current Director of the WANO Tokyo Centre, as Chief Executive Officer, and will start in the tole on1 January 2023.

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WANO announces the winners of the 2022 Nuclear Excellence Awards

At the end of its BGM in Prague, WANO acknowledged the outstanding contribution made by eight nuclear professionals to promote excellence in the safe operation of commercial nuclear power.

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WANO hosts global nuclear industry leaders at its Biennial General Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic

WANO members convened to discuss the key opportunities and challenges for the industry over the coming years, under the conference theme of ‘One WANO – A Commitment to Nuclear Excellence’.

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WANO announces CHEN Hua as the new Shanghai Office Director

WANO has appointed CHEN Hua as the new Shanghai Office Director from November 2022.   

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WANO Statement 7 on the Situation in Ukraine

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WANO Statement 6 on the Situation in Ukraine

WANO continues to support the IAEA in condemning any military action in or around the nuclear power plant, and strongly supports the need for an IAEA mission to Zaporizhzhia as soon as possible. 

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WANO forms new strategic partnership with human resource leaders to drive nuclear industry performance

WANO is forming a new strategic partnership with HR leaders at its members worldwide to build a sustainable pool of top talent to help drive industry performance over the coming decade.

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WANO Statement 5 on the Situation in Ukraine 

WANO full supports the IAEA and its Director-General Rafael Grossi, who has travelled to Antalya in Tiurkey today at the invitation of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to meet the parties involved in the Ukraine conflict. “In meetings there, I hope to make progress on the urgent issue of ensuring the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities. We need to act now,” Grossi said.

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