Singapore setting up network of radiation sensors

While Singapore has no immediate plans to embark on a nuclear energy programme, the effort will support the nation's response to any nuclear or radiological incident.
While Singapore has no immediate plans to embark on a nuclear energy programme, the effort will support the nation's response to any nuclear or radiological incident. PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Singapore is ramping up its nuclear safety capabilities, and work is under way to install a network of radiation sensors around the island. These sensors will help to establish baseline radiation levels.

While the country has no immediate plans to embark on a nuclear energy programme, the effort will support the nation's response to any nuclear or radiological incident.

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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 'Singapore setting up network of radiation sensors'. Print Edition | Subscribe