Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) signed a(MOU) to enable collaboration in the areas of nuclear safety and security.
The MOU will allow AECL and the NNSA to collaborate in areas of mutual interest including research and development in nuclear security, safeguards, and non-proliferation, and the sharing of information related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
For AECL, this will help achieve our objectives of supporting Canadian national and international security responsibilities through nuclear science and technology. In alignment with our Federal Nuclear Science and Technology Work Plan, this MOU includes collaborating on research and development, sharing of knowledge and information as well as cross-training, workshops and exercises.
The 5-year collaboration agreement was signed virtually on October 16, 2020 by Richard Sexton, President and CEO of AECL, Shannon Quinn, Vice-President, Science, Technology and Commercial Oversight, AECL, and Brent Park, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
The NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing nuclear security in the United States and abroad. For more information on the NNSA, visit their website.