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Debra Decker quoted in Voice of America on China and Nuclear Security Summit

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WASHINGTON—The leaders of more than 50 nations who met in Washington about nuclear security and terrorism agreed on the actions they will take together to reduce the risks facing the world, but President Barack Obama says the hard work starts now, building on the summit’s accomplishments.

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“The United States is very grateful that China is participating,” said Debra Decker of the Washington-based Stimson Center. “China is going to be a leader in the international world market for power reactors, and they may be, probably in the next 10 years, the largest possessor of nuclear power reactors.

“If China wants to go forward and say they have the best power plants and [wishes] to export them,” they need to prove that they can adhere to baseline nuclear safety protocols, she added.

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