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World Nuclear Transport Institute

Introducing

The World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) was founded in 1998 by British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL), now International Nuclear Services (INS) of the United Kingdom, COGEMA now AREVA of France, and the Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan to represent the collective interests of the radioactive materials transport sector, and those who rely on safe, effective and reliable transport. Over the past decade, WNTI has grown dramatically with member companies drawn from a wide range of industry sectors, including major utilities, fuel producers and fabricators, transport companies, package producers, and the production and supply of large radiation sources.

Background

The radioactive materials transport industry provides a vital service within a complex regulatory, commercial and political context. Industry recognises the many challenges it faces, and has demonstrated a willingness to interact with regulators, carriers and public groups to ensure the continued safe and efficient delivery of these essential materials. WNTI's capacity to represent industry interests is due in large part to its focus on transport issues from a very practical point of view, developing consolidated industry positions, and representing them in exchanges with other key stakeholders. Through WNTI, companies are working together to promote a sound international framework for the future by helping to build international consensus, co-operation and understanding.

International Representation

Intergovernmental organisations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) play a pivotal role in establishing standards and regulations that apply to radioactive materials transport. Through its non-governmental status WNTI supports the work of key intergovernmental organisations in promoting an efficient, harmonised international transport safety regime. WNTI has consultative status with the IMO and observer status with the IAEA. In addition, WNTI has consultative status with the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Category B Liaison Membership with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and information status with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N14 Committee. WNTI work benefits also from the on-going exchange between complementary industrial organisations and has established close links with FORATOM, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), WINS and the World Nuclear Association (WNA).

WNTI Headquarters

Remo House
310-312 Regent Street
London, W1B 3AX
T +44 (0)207 580 1144
F +44 (0)207 580 5365
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Washington DC
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