Responsible Nuclear Supply
The 2011 Fukushima accident raised questions about the limits of sovereignty and “business as usual” approaches in the nuclear energy industry. In general, the accident prompted thinking about governance of nuclear energy. Individual countries have examined their own implementation of safety and security standards, but industry groups and the IAEA are also thinking about how to improve implementation and/or raise standards. This suggests that efforts to strengthen governance need to target all levels of the supply chain – industry/vendors, importing states, governments, intra-government relationships and international organizations. Such efforts combined together will help shape nuclear energy to reduce risks. The Proliferation Prevention Program is working on a range of nuclear governance approaches, including with new nuclear suppliers.
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