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Information Exchange Arrangements (IEAs)

ONR enters into IEAs (also known as bilateral agreements) with other international nuclear regulators in order to share information, experience and good practice where it is believed to be mutually beneficial and in the UK’s national interests. ONR does not have IEAs with every country with which it exchanges information – mutual cooperation is often achieved informally between signatories of the various international conventions. Each IEA differs, but in general covers the exchange of safety-related information concerning the regulation of siting, construction, commissioning, operation, transport of radioactive material, radioactive waste management and decommissioning of civil nuclear installations; and preparedness and management of nuclear and radiological emergencies.