The NWMO signs new co-operation agreement with Taiwanese counterpart

From left: Dr. Jamie Noel, Dr. Mehran Behazin, Dr. Tung Yuan (Romeo) Yung, Dr. Sridhar Ramamurthy, and Dr. David Shoesmith visiting a corrosion/electrochemistry lab at Western University.

From left: Dr. Jamie Noel, Dr. Mehran Behazin, Dr. Tung Yuan (Romeo) Yung, Dr. Sridhar Ramamurthy, and Dr. David Shoesmith visiting a corrosion/electrochemistry lab at Western University.

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has signed a new memorandum of understanding with our Taiwanese counterpart – the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER).

 

A representative from INER, Tung Yuan (Romeo) Yung, visited the NWMO on Oct. 9 to explore areas for future collaboration. Dr. Yung also visited Western University on Oct. 10, where he toured laboratories and learned about research being conducted to support our project.

 

INER is particularly interested in the NWMO’s partnerships with universities, and hopes to identify opportunities for its team members to work as visiting scientists at some of our partner research facilities.

 

The NWMO’s research partnerships with universities play an important role in our technical research to deepen our understanding of the engineered and natural barriers that will work together to contain and isolate used nuclear fuel, protecting people and the environment.

 

“The hope is to help INER develop their experimental capabilities and share future data,” said Dr. Mehran Behazin, Corrosion/Microbiology Scientist, at the NWMO.

 

This new agreement with INER demonstrates the NWMO’s commitment to co-operating with other organizations, and sharing technology, experiences, and best practices for safely managing used nuclear fuel.

 

This agreement joins nine accords already in place with nuclear waste organizations in Finland, Japan, Belgium, France, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.