Information Sharing Network Among Nuclear Agencies

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plan to set up an information sharing network among nuclear agencies in the region to boost cooperation in nuclear safety and security.

The move comes in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by last year’s earthquake and tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan.

With many ASEAN countries planning to develop nuclear energy, the crisis raised awareness about the need to harmonize nuclear safety standards so as to minimize and avert the risk of trans-boundary effects of nuclear accidents.

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