Renewal of partnership arrangement between the ANVS and US NRC

On Wednesday the 28th of September 2022, the Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) have signed an agreement to renew their partnership for the upcoming 5 years.

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The Chair of the Board of the ANVS, Annemiek van Bolhuis, and the Chair of US NRC, Christopher T. Hanson, have signed this document during a bilateral meeting that took place whilst the ANVS delegation was in attendance at the annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Informing each other

The ANVS and the US NRC are the nuclear regulatory organisations in their respective countries, which means that they ensure that the highest standards of nuclear safety and radiation protection are met. This Partnership Arrangement 2022-2027 confirms their ongoing cooperation for the upcoming five years the realm of knowledge and information exchange, whilst simultaneously establishing a blueprint for future cooperation. The decision of the ANVS to prolong the partnership arrangement fits the current policy direction of the ANVS to prioritise international cooperation, also keeping in mind the foreseen knowledge exchange surrounding the current SHINE licensing request for a medical isotope factory in Veendam, the Netherlands. 

Cooperation since 2013

This signature ensures an extension of the previous partnership arrangement that has been in existence since 2013. The first renewal of this agreement took place in 2017. The renewed agreement discusses future participation in education, training, research and exchange opportunities between the two organisations. Furthermore, this exchange of information will mostly consist of documents, but it will also concern the possibility to arrange visits aimed at learning from each other.