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Draft law targets improved nuclear safety

By CAO YIN | | Updated: 2017-04-24 16:45

China is expected to establish a national emergency and coordination committee to deal with nuclear accidents.

The draft law on nuclear safety, submitted to the National People's Congress on Monday, states the committee would be responsible for organizing a response to a nuclear accident.

Provincial-level governments would also set up such committees, according to the draft, which will be discussed at the bimonthly session of the NPC Standing Committee, which runs until Thursday. The draft was first read among legislators in November.

The latest draft highlights the need for transparency of nuclear information, requiring government departments in charge of nuclear safety supervision to publish information about nuclear accidents as well as other nuclear-related data.

In addition, the draft clarifies the importance of disposing radioactive waste, adding that data on the source, amount, character and location of such waste should be recorded and persevered indefinitely.

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