35 countries back NL nuclear safety plan

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A total of 35 countries signed an initiative by the Netherlands, the U.S. and South Korea to improve nuclear safety, announced Foreign Affairs Minister, Frans Timmermans. The measures are not binding.

The participants promised to adhere to the guidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and adopt them into their national legislation. They will also share successful safety measures, allow inspectors to assess the safety of nuclear materials, and be open about incidents. The initiators are hoping more countries will follow the example. Important participants in the nuclear safety summit, such as China and Russia, did not sign the initiative.

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