United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W12 Implementing the IAEA Action Plan: Working Together To Strengthen Nuclear Safety Worldwide

The session will provide an opportunity for panelists (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nuclear Energy Agency, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and World Association of Nuclear Operators) to provide a greater understanding of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety and how it is informing nuclear safety activities worldwide post-Fukushima.  Panelists will also provide perspectives on roles for domestic and international industry in the implementation process.

The IAEA action plan defines a program of work to strengthen the global nuclear safety framework.  The plan consists of actions building on the high-level declaration signed at the IAEA's Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety, held June 20-24, 2011, and reflects input from the IAEA's Member States, including regulatory, industry, and nongovernmental perspectives. 

The success of this action plan in strengthening nuclear safety is dependent on its implementation through the full cooperation and participation of a variety of stakeholders in all IAEA Member States.  The plan complements the work underway in the United States and is consistent with both domestic regulatory requirements and voluntary industry initiatives in the post-Fukushima environment.

The session will explain the action plan and its impacts on nuclear safety stakeholders and provide attendees with an understanding of how regulators, industry, and international organizations are collaborating to implement the action plan.


Margaret Doane, Office Director, NRC/OIP



Danielle Emche, International Relations Specialist, NRC/OIP, tel: 301-415-2644, e-mail: Danielle.Emche@nrc.gov

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