FANR explains nuclear plans at public forum
UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation discuss nuclear options
The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has held a public forum aimed at providing the Western Region municipality with a better understanding of the country's nuclear plans. FANR used the event to explain its role in the nuclear power programme currently under development at Braka in Abu Dhabi.
Speaking on the event, FANR's director general Dr William Travers said, "We are encouraging residents of the Western Region to be aware of the UAE's peaceful nuclear power programme and particularly aware of FANR's role in the nuclear safety, security and safeguard. FANR is using world experts alongside Emirati engineers to guarantee high competence and the long-term sustainability of our work."
The panel – which included H.E Dr Mariam Al Shenasi of the Ministry of Environment and Water – explained to the audience that FANR is committed to safety and security, particularly in light of the Fukushima accident last year.
FANR also explained its role in regulating and licensing radioactive materials and radiation sources in applications such as medicine and oil exploration.