Network of radiation sensors to be installed across Singapore to boost nuclear safety

40 sensors will be installed across Singapore in two phases by the end of next year. They will help in the establishment of baseline radiation levels.
40 sensors will be installed across Singapore in two phases by the end of next year. They will help in the establishment of baseline radiation levels.PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

40 sensors to be ready by end of 2019, to detect rise in radioactive substances in the environment

Singapore is beefing up its nuclear safety capabilities, with work under way to install a network of radiation sensors around the island.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) told The Straits Times that it plans to install about 40 sensors across Singapore in two phases by the end of next year. Work to put up the first 20 sensors is ongoing and will likely be completed this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2018, with the headline 'Network of radiation sensors to boost nuclear safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe