The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has gained Observer status in the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA). During the autumn plenary meeting, held in October in Madrid, the WENRA members approved the CNSC’s request to become a WENRA Observer.
“I am confident that this cooperation will be mutually beneficial for WENRA and the CNSC,” says WENRA-Chair Hans Wanner.
WENRA has experienced an increased interest from nuclear regulators across the world to follow and observe WENRA’s work.
Canada is the 10th country to join WENRA as an Observer and the first non-European country. European countries and non-European countries with a nuclear programme or a commitment to develop one can ask for WENRA Observer status. An Observer should support WENRA’s statements, be integrated in the international nuclear community and be ready to participate actively in WENRA meetings and the meetings of the Working Groups.