Nuclear Safety is a Continuum, not a Final Destination

Nuclear Safety is a Continuum, not a Final Destination

3 July 2015

“There’s this continuum with regard to safety improvement,” said Ken Ellis, CEO of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and Chair of the International Conference on Operational Safety, held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna last week. Nuclear safety is a work in progress and not a status that is reached once and forever. “And the nuclear industry has learned that the best way to improve safety is to assist each other in that endeavour, share operating experience, share good practices, and create a learning industry.”

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