South Korea to Boost Safety Measures for Nuclear Reactors

From Yonhap News

South Korea’s nuclear safety commission on Friday reported a set of measures to enhance the safety of the country’s reactors that will include heavier fines for safety-related crimes.

In an annual report to the president, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said it will expand the scope of its inspection from nuclear power plant operators to all related firms that design, manufacture, supply and/or test reactor parts.

“As a way of strengthening the authority of its inspectors, the commission will also consider giving the inspectors the authority similar to that of the police,” the commission said in a press release.

It will also seek to encourage more whistleblowers to come forward by reducing penalties to those who provide information about crimes they have taken part in.

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