France increases nuclear safety transparency
The French government has approved an environment ministry regulation to reorganise the country's nuclear safety and radiological protection authorities. The new structure is in part designed to improve transparency and regulatory independence. It creates a new body to perform the functions previously undertaken by the ionising radiation protection office (OPRI) and the nuclear safety protection institute (IPSN). Of crucial importance, according to the ministry, the institute will be independent of the nuclear energy commission, whose job it is to promote the use of nuclear technology. French environment ministry.
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