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Turkey, Russia sign nuclear cooperation deal

08 June 2010 [13:44] - TODAY.AZ
Turkey and Russia signed a nuclear cooperation deal in Istanbul on Tuesday.
Turkey Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) and Russia's Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (ROSTECHNADZOR) signed a cooperation deal. Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and Russian Deputy Premier Igor Sechin signed the agreement at a ceremony held at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul.

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin who is in Istanbul to attend the Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA) also attended the ceremony. The agreement foresees information and know-how exchange on licensing of nuclear facilities and activities.

Under the agreement, TAEK and ROSTECHNADZOR will cooperate in the areas of regulations for licensing and supervision, protection from radiation, management of quality of nuclear facilities, radioactive fuels and fuel waste management, and safety regulations for nuclear/radioactive materials and radioactive wastes, emergency reaction and readiness and training for supervisory personnel.

/World Bulletin/

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