The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on April 24 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission to strengthen safety standards through technical cooperation and information exchange in nuclear regulatory matters.
The CNSC said this is the first MOU with the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, which was established in October 2011 and is responsible for nuclear safety, security and safeguards in the Republic of Korea.
The CNSC also signed an arrangement for cooperation and the exchange of technical information in nuclear regulatory matters with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The arrangement concerns areas such as standards for health safety, security, safeguards, and the protection of the environment with respect to nuclear facilities and fissionable and radioactive substances. This is a renewal of an existing agreement and reflects a mutual interest in exchanging technical information relating to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The CNSC maintains similar MOUs with nuclear regulators in Argentina, Australia, Finland, France, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
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