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FANR chairs Radiation Protection Committee meeting

Inaugural meeting discusses radiation protection in the UAE

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FANR chairs first Radiation Protection Committee meeting.
FANR chairs first Radiation Protection Committee meeting.

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has chaired its inaugural meeting of the UAE’s Radiation Protection Committee, which comprises senior experts from 13 different entities.

FANR’s Board of Management formally established the Committee on 20 July 2011 in accordance with Article 67 of Federal Law by Decree No 6 of 2009, Concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy as an advisory and consultative body to FANR.

In the first meeting, FANR briefed the Committee members on its activities in radiation protection. Members discussed possible joint work in the following areas:

• Radiation protection guidance for emergency preparedness and response,
• Radiation protection training,
• Radiation protection infrastructure in the UAE,
• Awareness of radiation protection and safety culture,
• International developments in the field of radiation protection.

The Radiation Protection Committee also discussed FANR’s proposal to set national reference levels in medical exposures.

The Committee includes representatives from the UAE Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment and Water, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Federal Customs Authority, Khalifa University, Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), Dubai Health Authority, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Dubai Municipality, and National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA).

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