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Radioactivity Disaster Prevention Education

2018.07.04    6

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Radioactivity Disaster Prevention Education
Ulsan Metropolitan City will carry out a "Radioactivity Disaster Prevention Education" program to relieve its citizens’ vague anxieties about nuclear power and radioactivity, as well as enhance citizens' preparedness in case of emergency situations.
More specifically, this education program is divided into stages according to the citizens' positions: ▲ Part 1: Administration manager, Administrative leader, Teacher, etc. (Jun. to Sep.); ▲ Part 2: Education for residents and students (Jul. to Dec.); and ▲ Part 3: Fostering nuclear safety and radioactivity prevention trainers (Sept. to Dec.).
A training course for Part 1 has already been completed last June 22nd with the participation of 441 district and county Disaster Prevention Agents and 30 Disaster Prevention Managers in relevant agencies. On June 28th, training will be conducted for the town, village and district mayors (48 persons) and local committee chairpersons (46 persons), and for the Ulju-gun executives (36 persons) and Ulsan Council of Women (38 persons) on June 29th,
On September 6th, on-the-job training will be provided for the principals, vice principals, and safety management teachers of elementary, middle, and high schools, special schools, and alternative schools (243 persons). On-site radioactivity training catered to each’s part will be conducted by expert instructors from the Saeul Nuclear Power Plant Headquarters and the Nuclear Safety And Security Commission while visiting the facilities of the Saeul Nuclear Power Plant.
Part 2 of the training will be conducted from July to December for civil residents and students with civil defense training including radiation disaster drills to improve their ability to respond to disasters in the event of an emergency.
On the other hand, Part 3 training will be provided over two courses by external professional lecturers to city, provincial and municipal Emergency Preparedness Managers and village and district heads in order to nurture professional instructors who can approach local residents in a friendly way.
By the end of the year, we plan to have provided this training to 185,000 people, including students and ordinary residents, improving our citizens' understanding of nuclear power and radioactivity, and their ability to respond to disasters.
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