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S. Korea Starts Construction Of Int'l Nuclear Security Academy
Mar 08, 2012
South Korea broke ground
Wednesday for an international nuclear security training center
as it makes final preparations to host a summit of world
leaders to discuss the nuclear issue.
The construction of the International Nuclear Security
Academy (INSA) in the central city of Daejeon was a pledge made
by President Lee Myung-bak at the inaugural Nuclear Security
Summit in Washington in 2010.
Seoul will host the second summit scheduled for March 26 and
The INSA, set to be completed in 2013 and to open in 2014,
will offer training on ensuring the security of atomic power
plant facilities and preventing nuclear terrorism, according to
the state-run Nuclear Safety and Security Commission.
The academy will also develop training programs tailored to
suit the needs of nuclear power plant workers of specific
nations and provide ordinary citizens with education on
international nonproliferation, international nuclear security
and other related issues.
"As the hub of fostering nuclear security experts in the
Asia-Pacific region, the academy aims to protect the lives and
properties of the people from nuclear terrorism and to achieve
global peace," Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said during the
"The government will not spare any support for the
construction of the academy as planned," he added.