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.
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.
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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