IAEA Mission Says China’s Nuclear Regulator Effective; Should Continue to Enhance Safety Programme
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said China’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety is effective but will require further development due to rapid nuclear energy growth. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team today concluded a 10-day mission to assess the regulatory safety framework in the People’s Republic of China. The team found that most of the recommendations made during an initial mission in 2010 had been implemented but that further work is needed in areas such as managing long-term operation of nuclear power plants and waste management. ….