Togo’s government adopts bill to ensure secure, safe, and pacific use of nuclear energy

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Friday, 09 August 2019 14:52
Togo’s government adopts bill to ensure secure, safe, and pacific use of nuclear energy

(Togo First) - Togo just adopted a bill to ensure the safe, secure and pacific use of nuclear energy and awaits parliament’s approval for its effective implementation

“Ionizing-radiation can bring about major advantages in many sectors, such as health, agriculture, industry (civil and military) and scientific research,” reads minutes from the recently held ministers’ council.        

In health, nuclear energy eases screening, cancer treatment and improves food safety. In the husbandry sector, it helps improve land productivity, boost fertile land size, and also growth, reproduction and resistance of cattle against diseases.

“However, nuclear energy and resulting ionizing radiation can be harmful when used inappropriately, with ill-intent, or in the case of accidents. It is therefore imperative to protect people, society and the environment while using it,” the council highlighted.

With the newly passed bill, Togo wishes to “conform to recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by implementing a well-structured legal framework that will help it meet international regulation standards ensuring the safe and secure use of nuclear energy for a pacific purpose.”

Let’s recall that Togo was integrated into the agency on November 30, 2012.

Séna Akoda

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