< Korea and Russia Seek Research Cooperation in
Nuclear Safety, Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants and Radiation Application >
- Hold the 18th Korea- Russia Nuclear Power Joint Coordination Committee-
□ The Ministry of Science and ICT (Minister You Young Min, MSIT) announced that the Ministry and ROSATOM of Russia will hold the 18th Korea-Russia Nuclear Power Joint Coordination Committee on August 30(Wed) and 31(Thu) in Moscow.
○ The Joint Committee Meeting will be attended by the two Heads of Delegation: Director Bae Taemin of the Space, Nuclear and Big Science Policy Bureau of MSIT of Korea and Vice President Pershukov of ROSATOM of Russia as well as relevant officials of nuclear-related agencies and experts of the two sides.
□ The two countries will discuss nuclear safety, decommissioning of nuclear power plants, waste management, radioactive application and other cooperation measures in technology.
○ In particular, Korea plans to pursue future-oriented cooperation in nuclear R&D, suggesting new agendas such as decommissioning technology, waste management, new material development with radiation application and atomic cell development.
□ Korea and Russia have been taking turns in holding the biennial Korea-Russia Nuclear Power Joint Coordination Committee, and this has been serving as a platform where the two countries exchange nuclear policies and technology trends, thus strengthening cooperation in nuclear energy.
□ MSIT will take the Joint Committee Meeting as an opportunity to commence cooperation with Russia, a global leader in nuclear energy, in the area of mutual interest: decommissioning technology development; and cooperate in more diverse areas including radiation application (convergence technology).
○ In the area of safety, cooperation between two sides’ regulatory agencies and on radiation emergency response is expected to be continued. In addition, in the area of decommissioning, the two sides will discuss decommissioning technology development and waste container, as well as pursue R&D cooperation in fuel.
○ In radiation application, the two sides will discuss how to encourage information exchange and joint research in various areas including the development of isotope technology by utilizing proton accelerators, neutron radiography technique, new materials, atomic cell, etc.
□ The Joint Committee Meeting is expected to give the two countries an opportunity to share nuclear policies and review the progress of joint research as well as affirm the importance of cooperation in the areas that are directly linked to citizens’ life and safety such as nuclear safety, decommissioning and waste management.