Regional Cooperation in Nuclear Safety
Session: Grand Ballroom 3
Date/Time: February 20, 2013 / 15:30-16:45
Moderator: Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association
Gun-Aajav Manlaijav, Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Authority
Kim Sang Yun, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety
Sato Heigo, Takushoku University
Rapporteur: Samuel Brinton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Press Release Brief
1. The issue of nuclear safety is timely with the Fukushima disaster highlighting the need for regional cooperation.
2. Mr. Gun Aajav Manlaijav mentioned that there are large differences in the region in terms of socioeconomic development and this can lead to difficulty when working to fill the gaps in nuclear safety frameworks.
3. An information exchange framework is in discussion with the goal of trilateral sharing of emergency and nonemergency data in the region according to Mr. Kim Sang Yun.
4. Mr. Sato Heigo wisely pointed out that once a nuclear power plant has started we are self-convinced that its safety is guaranteed which leads to a lack of updating the safety culture.