US-China open joint nuclear safety centre

The US and China are working together to improve nuclear security and have officially opened a new facility in Beijing. The Centre of Excellence (COE) will address the East Asian nation’s […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The US and China are working together to improve nuclear security and have officially opened a new facility in Beijing.

The Centre of Excellence (COE) will address the East Asian nation’s domestic nuclear security training requirements, providing a forum for bilateral and regional best practice exchanges.

It will also serve as a venue for demonstrating advanced technologies.

The centre will provide training for 50 groups a year while further improving efficiency and co-operation on nuclear security among the international community.

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said: “This Centre of Excellence is a world-class facility for Chinese, regional and international nuclear security training and technical exchanges. The Department of Energy partnership with China on this effort has been exemplary and we look forward to continued engagement on nuclear security best practices.”

Yesterday the head of EDF Energy insisted the long-delayed Hinkley nuclear project will go ahead “clearly and categorically”.