ASIA & EUROPE
During its first series of international visits, the Royal Commission team visited six countries (Taiwan, Japan, Finland, Austria, France and the United Kingdom), met with over 150 representatives from 40 separate international organisations.
The Commission was fortunate to have visited a range of sites involved in the nuclear fuel cycle – including the processing and manufacturing of radioactive and nuclear substances, research reactors, new nuclear power plant construction and the management, storage and disposal of waste.
These visits proved to be informative and assisted the Royal Commission’s understand of the challenges, successes and lessons learnt by countries that are active in the nuclear fuel cycle.
The series of visits also increased the Commission’s understanding of current technology and advancements in nuclear energy, and highlighted both good and bad practices within the nuclear industry.
The Royal Commission departed Australia on Monday 25 May 2015 and commenced their series of international meetings and site visits.