Nuclear research institute joins int’l non-proliferation networkKorea’s state-run nuclear energy research institute extended its membership in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Network of Analytical Laboratories, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Kaeri) announced Wednesday.
The network is in charge of analyzing samples collected from the nuclear inspections of member states, with its technology capable of detecting even a small trace of nuclear material, which can be a sign of nuclear activity.
The Kaeri has been a member since 2012, only involved in rough analysis. But this time, it can join a more in-depth particle-level analysis. Some 17 research institutes from nine countries, including the United States, France and Japan, are members of the network.