Nuclear heads of all Nations to meet in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Nov 15: About 300 experts from the nuclear industry from all over the world will participate in a five-day international meet, to be held here from November 17, to discuss and evolve a consensus on topical issues in nuclear installation safety.

As many as 80 foreign experts, including deputy director of Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), T Taniguchi and Chairman of French Nuclear Safety Authority A C Lacosto are to participate in the conference, official sources said here. The conference, organised by the IAEA, is being hosted by India through its Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

The Indian experts will be led by Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar, AERB Chairman S K Sharma, NPCIL Chairman and Managing Director S K Jain and Bhabha Atomic Research (BARC) Director S Banerjee.

The objective of the conference is ''to foster the exchange of information on topical issues in nuclear sagety'', the sources said, adding, it may identify ''foundations for international consensus for basic approaches to deal with these issues''.


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