FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 9, 2016
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates has written the history of the World Association of Nuclear Power Operators (WANO) entitled Nuclear Safety Has No Borders. The book tells the story of how nuclear facilities worldwide came together to promote nuclear safety through self-regulation in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. It traces the efforts of WANO leadership to create strong governance and to find common ground, in the face of vast culture, communication, and technological challenges.
WANO selected History Associates to write the book due to the company’s particular expertise in nuclear history. Dr. Cantelon is a noted scholar of nuclear energy, having written the history of the Three Mile Island incident for the Department of Energy; edited The American Atom, widely used as a college textbook on nuclear history; and co-authored the history of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).
Dr. Cantelon conducted oral history interviews with twenty-seven people who were key figures in WANO’s history, supplemented with research within the organization’s archives, to develop the story and put WANO’s history within the broader context of the international nuclear power industry.
For more than 35 years, History Associates Incorporated has helped clients to bring knowledge forward – use the past to inform the present and prepare for the future. The company’s historians and archivists research and write histories, create educational experiences, preserve and manage historical content, and conduct specialized historical research for corporations, government agencies, law firms, and nonprofit organizations worldwide.
For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or contact HAI today.