Soyeon Kim appointed as Director General of Radiation Health Research Institute "RHRI will become leading institute in radiation"
Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, public concern over nuclear safety has heightened, and this has resulted in a greater emphasis on nuclear safety compared to efficiency. Efforts have been stepped up to protect nuclear-related personnel and citizens from radioactive exposure.
Against this backdrop, Soyeon Kim has been appointed as the director general of the Radiation Health Research Institute under Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. The institute has played a key role in radiation safety research and emergency medical assistance.
Kim is the institute’s third director general and the first woman to hold a high-ranking leadership position.