25 Jun '11, 9pm

Singapore pledges support to strengthen #nuclear #safety standards - #IAEA

SINGAPORE - Singapore will support the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) proposal to strengthen nuclear safety standards, with nuclear energy remaining an important source of energy for many countries, even in the wake of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant crisis in Japan. In a statement yesterday, the Republic pledged support to the proposal by IAEA director-general Yukiya Amano, which includes forming an integrated international system to monitor and provide early warnings on radiological releases and a systematic review of all nuclear power plants. Singapore was represented by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli and officials from various ministries and government agencies at the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety in Vienna, which ended on Friday. The proposal also called for ensuring the effectiveness and independence of nation...

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