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September 24, 2014

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) to cooperate and exchange nuclear regulatory information with the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland and the Nuclear Energy Agency of Mongolia.

The CNSC establishes and maintains regulatory cooperation MOUs with its international counterparts to share information and best practices, with a view to further enhancing nuclear safety and security in Canada and abroad.

The MOUs were signed during the 58th Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's General Conference, an annual meeting in Vienna, Austria, taking place this year from September 22 to 26, 2014.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

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  • In addition to those signed today, the CNSC maintains similar MOUs with nuclear regulators in 13 other countries.


"I am pleased to have these arrangements with our CNSC regulatory counterparts," said CNSC President Michael Binder. "International partnerships are part of the CNSC's ongoing commitment to international best practice. It is a two-way street: we share our know-how with regulatory bodies of other countries, and we learn from the experiences of others."


CNSC President Michael Binder (left) and Mr. Norov Tegshbayar, Director General of the Nuclear Energy Agency, Regulatory Agency of the Government of Mongolia (right).

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Auréle Gervais
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