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Nuclear-related offences criminalised via Channel NewsAsia

The amendment to the Radiation Protection Act will allow for the imposition of the death penalty for nuclear-related offences that cause fatalities, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.
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There are no nuclear facilities in Singapore at the moment, so this aspect of the Act prepares for future scenarios. It can also be used in a situation where an incident happens in the region but the resulting radiation affects Singapore.
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The Act now formally requires Government agencies which possess and use radioactive material and irradiating equipment, such as x-ray devices, to obtain licences. Government agencies previously were required to obtain licences administratively, but there was no legislative framework requiring them to do so.

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