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Vietnam, IAEA to deploy radioactivity tracking system

Seoul, South Korea: In a bid to ensure nuclear security, South Korea, Vietnam and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) considered introducing the Radiation Source Location Tracking (RADLOT) system in Vietnam. The RADLOT, developed by the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, is capable of tracking radioactive sources in real time through GPS satellite signals and mobile telecommunication networks. The state-run nuclear safety regulator currently uses the system to track nearly 1,400 radioactive sources in the country.

According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, under the pilot project, South Korea will provide and install the state-of-the-art system in Vietnam with assistance from the IAEA. “Seoul will share the outcome of the project with other countries that are interested in the system to enhance nuclear security on a national and global level,” an official stated.

Source: Yonhap News Agency