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Putin Signs Law Boosting Anti-Terror Defense of Atomic Facilities

Sputnik News

00:22 05.07.2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that will boost anti-terrorist defense of atomic facilities by creating a special security zone around them.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Access to security areas will be restricted with a list of reasons for access denial to be created.

"In order to boost anti-terrorist defense of atomic facilities… a security zone with special conditions of using [its] territory – a security area with a special legal regime – is established," the law says.

Flights over atomic facilities as well as rights to conduct business; owning and use of natural resources in security zones will also be restricted under the bill.

Scale and borders of a security area will be set in accordance with a safety data sheet of an atomic facility that must contain information about measures necessary for ensuring security of the object.

The law will enter into force on January 1, 2017.


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