On September 17, local time, witnessed by Zhang Kezhen, director of the China National Atomic Energy Agency and Hayward, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Liu Yongde, secretary general of the China National Atomic Energy Agency, and Randy, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, signed the Practical arrangements for education, training, knowledge network construction and management, and human resource development cooperation in the area of emergency preparedness and response. According to the arrangement, CNNC will build the IAEA Nuclear and Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacity Building Center (CBC-EPR) on behalf of the National Atomic Energy Agency, which is the fourth CBC-EPR of the International Atomic Energy Agency following Japan, Korea and Austria.
The center is led by CNNC China Radiation Protection Research Institute and jointly built by the Nuclear Industry General Hospital. It will become an important platform for China's nuclear industry to “go global”, deepen international cooperation, cultivate international talent teams, and establish international brands and influence.
The Nuclear and Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacity Building Center is based on the experience of the IAEA in summarizing the Fukushima nuclear accident emergency response. It was established in 2015 for the Nuclear Emergency Response and Assistance Network Registration Member State Initiative to undertake the CBC-EPR commitment unit. Based on the experts, technology and equipment, we will carry out IAEA nuclear and radiation standards and guidelines theory and good practice training to member countries and their regions, and provide guidance and assistance for the establishment and maintenance of emergency response capabilities in member countries and regions. At present, more than ten countries including the United States, Russia, Brazil, Spain, and Egypt are also actively preparing for application.
CBC-EPR is the first officially responsible for the IAEA Professional Training Center in the history of the Central Hospital and Nuclear Industry General Hospital. Since the application, under the guidance of the National Atomic Energy Agency, under the unified deployment of CNNC, the Zhongfu Hospital and the Nuclear Industry General Hospital have complementary advantages and strong alliances. After nearly three years of multiple rounds of defense and active efforts, they have finally succeeded.