Responsible Nuclear Suppliers: India, South Korea and China
January 7, 2014
This paper defines responsible nuclear supply, identifies the need for it and describes approaches that governments and suppliers might take to support responsible nuclear supply. It was used as the basis for discussion at workshops in New Delhi, Seoul and Beijing in 2012 and 2013.
Nuclear energy and the nuclear industry are among the most heavily regulated enterprises in the world. In addition to domestic regulations, countries enforce export controls and sometimes harmonize policies to ensure standards of behavior. Yet, some gaps are always likely to remain, whether in safety, security, safeguards or even independence of regulation. In addition, the drive to continually reduce the risks of nuclear energy requires continual readjustments to technical and political developments