Enhancing collaboration with our fellow international regulators is essential for the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to learn from the experience of others. It is also a core element of our Strategy 2020-25. We are delighted to report that ONR has signed an Information Exchange Arrangement (IEA) PDF with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The IEA is a bilateral agreement between our two organisations which provides a framework for the sharing of information, experience, and good practice to enable both parties to learn from and train each other on technical regulatory issues. It also allows for more effective communication between the two regulators. The agreement has already been used to develop a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between ONR and the CNSC which allows the sharing of best practises and experience around reviewing advanced reactor and small modular reactor (SMR) technologies.
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