Designated nuclear inspection body has board members from nuclear industry


  • Designated nuclear inspection body has board members from nuclear industry

    Nearly half of the board members of the Nuclear Material Control Center (NMCC), the government-designated body to inspect nuclear materials to prevent sensitive materials from being used for military purposes, come from utility and other companies that are subject to its scrutiny and it has received cash contributions worth tens of millions of yen annually from the companies, it has been learned.

    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, which overseas the NMCC, said, "Problems with something like conducting inspections tolerantly have not occurred." But the NMCC is likely to come under fire for having people from companies in the nuclear industry as its executive officers.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp