Paris, 16 August, 2023 – The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is pleased to welcome the United States' decision to join the NEA Data Bank, marking a significant stride in international collaboration for nuclear energy research, safety and knowledge exchange.
The NEA Data Bank has always stood as an international centre for co-operation, facilitating the sharing of vital information, scientific research and technical expertise among its participating countries. With the United States becoming a part of this community, the NEA Data Bank gains a strong proponent in its mission to advance the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The United States' decision to join the NEA Data Bank underscores its commitment to global energy security, environmental sustainability and technological innovation. As a country renowned for its scientific and technological excellence, the United States will undoubtedly enrich the Data Bank's repository of data, software and benchmarks, and enhance its role in fostering responsible nuclear development.
By contributing its expertise and engaging in collaborative endeavors, the United States will bolster the NEA Data Bank's efforts to promote the safe and secure utilisation of nuclear energy. This partnership will drive advancements in nuclear research, facilitate the development of innovative technologies, contribute to international standards for verification and validation, and help set high standards for nuclear safety across borders.
NEA Director-General William D. Magwood, IV said: “The Nuclear Energy Agency welcomes with excitement the decision of the United States to join the NEA Data Bank, a critical resource for co-ordinating valuable information exchange to strengthen all areas of the nuclear energy sector. The NEA and the United States share a collaborative alliance which has enabled the foundations to create a safe and secure nuclear sector which supports energy security and environmental goals. This new partnership will bolster scientific research sharing and technical expertise within the international community, will strengthen the impact that we can achieve together.
I thank Dr. Kathryn Huff, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy for her leadership and support for enabling this important step to be taken at such a critical time in the development of nuclear energy. We warmly welcome the United States into this dynamic network of countries devoted to shaping the future of nuclear energy. Together, we are better equipped to address the challenges of our time. As the NEA and its Data Bank continue to be a catalyst for global scientific and technological progress, the addition of the United States will reinforce the importance of collaborative approaches in addressing complex global issues. The NEA looks forward to a future of shared expertise for the benefit of all its members”.
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