"China, Taiwan Sign Cross-Strait Nuclear Safety Accord"

"TIANJIN, China -- China and Taiwan have agreed to cooperate on nuclear safety in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis."

"Under the agreement, officials from both sides will alert one another if a major accident occurs and cooperate in limiting damage. Cooperation and exchanges in this area can reduce the occurrence of nuclear accidents or prevent such accidents from occurring in the first place, the agreement states.

Mainland China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation signed the agreement Thursday during talks in Tianjin, a city in northern China.

'Nuclear safety touches everyone's lives on both sides of the Taiwan Straits and is related to the environment we all share,' said Chen Yunlin, president of ARATS, who signed the agreement with Taiwan Strait Exchange Foundation Chairman Chiang Pin-kung."

Environment News Service had the story October 24, 2011.

Source: ENS, 10/26/2011