[enviro-vlc] Vietnam to Build, Upgrade 20 Radiation Observation Stations
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From: Stephen Denney <srdenney at gmail.com>
Date: 13 September 2010 10:12:31 AM PDT
To: vnnews-l at anu.edu.au
Subject: [vnnews-l] ENV/HEALTH: Vietnam to Build, Upgrade 20 Radiation Observation Stations
Vietnam News Briefs: Health & Environment: Vietnam to Build, Upgrade
20 Radiation Observation Stations
Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) - Thursday, September 9, 2010
from the VIETNAM NEWS BRIEFS, September 09, 2010 Vietnam has approved
a plan of building and upgrading a combined of 20 radiation
observation stations in 20 provinces and cities nationwide from now up
to 2015, an official from the Vietnam Academy of Science and
The move is aimed to assess radiation levels in the environment and
build information systems and database on environmental radiation to
serve for dealing with the problems relating to nuclear and radiation.
Capitals to carry out the plan is expected to mobilize from the state
budget, official development assistance (ODA) and foreign direct
investment (FDI), the Dat Viet newspaper cited Nguyen Trung Minh as
Minh added that Vietnam will closely cooperate with the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other countries to timely warn and
mitigate impacts of spreading radiation pollution throughout borders.
Vietnam has so far built such two stations in Hanoi and the central
highlands province of Lam Dong.
Vietnamese experts warned that China has approved a plan of building a
nuclear power plant in the southwestern province of Guangxi, around 60
kilometers far from the Vietnam's border.
(Dat Viet Sept 9 p9) Copyright 2010 Vietnam News Briefs
Provided By: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire
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