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China to ramp up nuclear security

  • To allay the Fears of radioactive materials getting into the hands of terrorist, president Xi Jinping in his speech at a nuclear security summit held in Washington vowed to ramp up China’s nuclear security, By monitoring and safeguarding high-risk radioactive materials, tracking civilian nuclear material and organizing drills with other countries on how to handle nuclear emergencies. President Barack Obama said at the summit that about 2,000 tonnes of nuclear material is stored in civil and military facilities around the world and is susceptible of falling in the wrong hands, and if that were to happen it may cause severe destruction to human life and property.