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National plan to cope with radiation, nuclear incidents

Update: June, 21/2017 - 10:18
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued a national plan to cope with radiation and nuclear incidents, aiming to set up a system with clear allocation of responsibility as well as management and coordination mechanisms among organisations and individuals involved. — Photo dantri.com.vn

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued a national plan to cope with radiation and nuclear incidents, aiming to set up a system with clear allocation of responsibility as well as management and coordination mechanisms among organisations and individuals involved.

The plan will ensure the preparation of a technical infrastructure, equipment, tools and human resources for timely and effective response to such incidents, minimising loss of human life and property, and environmental damage.

Under the plan, the National Committee for response to incidents, natural disasters, and search and rescue, will act as an interdisciplinary coordinator at the national, regional and international level. It willdirect the work of a command centre, national organisations and technical supporting teams.

An information collection system will be run by the Ministry of Science and Technology to gather information on incidents outside Việt Nam that may pose a risk to the country. The information will be provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and information exchange channels among countries, or by the national system for environmental radiation monitoring and warning.

The ministry will verify the accuracy of the information and evaluate the threat level, indicating the measures needed to respond and request for international help if required.

The ministry must report to the National Committee on responses deployed and on requests for foreign support.—VNS

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