The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is adapting to ensure safety and performance improvements remain the top priorities of a growing industry, managing director George Felgate told World Nuclear News.
The package of changes unanimously voted through at WANO's biennial general meeting in February "is a re-commitment to the original principles of our founding fathers," said Felgate
While these kinds of review have been conducted in the past, Felgate
believes additional resources and coordination will be needed in the coming years to "ensure focus on nuclear safety is what it should be."
Â George Felgate
Â Â Managing Director,Â WANO
"That was the right approach at the time, but times have changed," said Felgate
said the change "puts direct involvement in WANO
much more in the hands of the chief executives who have the greatest stake in nuclear safety in the world."
Finally, the revisions include the fundamental one of updating WANO's
mission "to capture the broader range of activity that we are involved in today, which covers peer reviews, professional and technical development, operational experience exchange and technical support," said Felgate
World Nuclear News
George Felgate in April 2010