The Republic of Korea, Republic of the Philippines, Kingdom of Thailand, and Socialist Republic of Vietnam received the Atoms for Peace Award at the 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS 2016).
The award recognizes those countries which have voluntarily removed all highly enriched uranium from their territory. It is the highest award presented by the Nuclear Energy Institute, the event organizer. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency also received a special achievement award for fulfilling their government commitment to return a substantial quantity of highly enriched uranium and plutonium.
Held on March 31, 2016 on the margins of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, the NIS 2016 brings together hundreds of CEOs and industry leaders from around the world to address three key areas: securing the use, storage and transport of strategic nuclear and radiological materials; managing the cyber threat; and the role of he nuclear industry globally. NIS 2016 took place in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
World leaders from more than 50 countries and four international organizations focused on preventing nuclear terrorism throughout the globe gathered for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2016) from Thursday, March 31-Friday, April 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
For more information on the awards visit the NEI website.
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