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Date: November 9, 2016
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Writes the Story of the World Association of Nuclear Power Operators

Nuclear Safety Has No Borders: A History of the World Association of Nuclear Operators

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.

The book may be read online, and you can read more information on our PR news feed.

About History Associates
For thirty-five years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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