According to recent global and domestic media sources, Mongolia strives to build a nuclear power plant
and nuclear waste storage
facility inside the territory and intend to settle relevant contracts with United States and Japan.
In connection, the Government of Mongolia is scheduled to take this tough issue into account through its Parliamentary session on August 24, 2011 but was delayed due to non-attendance of the management team of the Nuclear Energy Authority of Mongolia. Until recently, there was no specific information provided by the authority in terms of a considerably tough issue arisen in the global arena; therefore, the Mongolian Government started to take strong measures against the nuclear authority management under the non-responsible corporate strategy.
Afterwards, the President of Mongolia made a presidential decree on September 13, 2011 in accordance with the Constitutional Law of Mongolia against any illegal binding attempts for contract negotiations and cooperation settlement specifically on a nuclear power issue inside the territory of Mongolia without any approval from the National Security Council of Mongolia. Now, the issue on nuclear waste in Mongolia seems close to ending.
The Mongolian newspapers informed today that the issue of a nuclear contract arrangement was initially arisen by most active involvements of the Head of Nuclear Energy Authority of Mongolia S.Enkhbat and the Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia A.Undraa, who recently resigned from the position upon her own request accordingly.
Undraa Agvaanluvsan completed a diploma course in High Energy Physics at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. She obtained a PhD in nuclear physics from North Carolina State University, USA in 2002. Dr.Undraa worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, USA for several years. Also she has previously worked twice as an Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, in 2008 and in 2010. Prior to her recent appointment, she worked as a Deputy Director at the Institute of Strategic Studies at the National Security Council of Mongolia. One of the highest ranking diplomats in the Mongolian Foreign Service, she is the first woman to be appointed as an Ambassador-at-large and the first Ambassador devoted to nuclear energy issues.