COUNTRIES SEEKING NUCLEAR POWER TECHNOLOGY MUST LAY SAFETY GROUNDWORK FIRST

BY KEITH NUTHALL

AN INTERNATIONAL Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) workshop has told countries wanting to adopt nuclear power technology they must first create systems guaranteeing the safety of any new reactors. The meeting - called 'Roles and Responsibilities of Vendor Countries and Countries Embarking on Nuclear Power Programmes to Ensure Long-Term Safety' - heard this preparatory work could take 15 years before plants start producing electricity. Workshop chair André-Claude Lacoste, also chairman of France's Nuclear Safety Authority said: "Many ...


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