11 Nations Join Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

Law360, New York (September 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Responding in part to fears of nuclear proliferation and slack control over radioactive waste, 11 nations on Sunday added their signatures to a United States-initiated Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, joining original members Russia, China, France and Japan.

The new members are Australia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Hungary, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine. The countries signed a “statement of principles,” which addresses the prospects of “expanding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy,” according to the U.S.

The GNEP was officially started in February 2006 as a...
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