Togo votes the nuclear Law

Togo votes the nuclear Law

On June 4, the Togolese deputies voted a law relating to the safe, secure, and peaceful use of nuclear energy. During the vote on the nuclear law, Chantal Yawa Tségan, the president of the Togolese National Assembly, declared: “the national representation is convinced that nuclear technologies have a major contribution to sustainable development, nutrition, agriculture or the treatment of diseases requiring the use of nuclear power.”

This adoption constitutes for Togo a significant step forward and thus consecrates the entry into the circle of States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

The adoption of this law is part of the prospect of developing a safe use of nuclear energy in this West African country. Togo now has a legal basis enabling it to take preventive, detection, and intervention measures in the event of acts involving nuclear materials, radioactive substances, or associated installations likely to damage people, property, or the environment or to endanger national security.

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