On 14 May, WANO – the World Association of Nuclear Operators – celebrated its 20th birthday.

WANO was formally established in Moscow on 15 May 1989 in response to the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident because nuclear operators worldwide wanted to ensure that such an accident should never happen again.

“The key to WANO’s strength has been the focus on safety through international cooperation,” says Laurent Stricker, WANO Chairman. Our single aim, “to maximise the safety and reliability of nuclear power plant operation”, remains as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.”

WANO unites all the companies in the world that operate a commercial nuclear power plant. Membership includes the operating companies of 447 nuclear plants in over 30 countries.

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