New Atomic Energy Bill expected to improve safety measures


Oo, safety and nuclear energy. Nothing here you can screw up, eh?

Dateline 2017-02-20, The Star:

The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) hopes that the Atomic Energy Bill that will be replacing the Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984 (Act 304) could be finalised this year.

The Bill would have a better scope for radiation safety, security of radioactive and nuclear materials as well as safeguard nuclear materials mainly for industrial use.

AELB chief director Hamrah Mohd Ali said they have been doing research on the amendment since 2011 after taking into account several factors, including atomic energy control as well as safety aspects for workers who are dealing with it, both public and environmental.

He said AELB had previously conducted a comprehensive and detailed legislative research for the amendments before submitting it to the Attorney General (AG) for further action and finalisation.

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