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ENEC set to draw up emergency response plans

MoU signed with National Emergency Crisis Management Authority

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ENEC and NECMA will now prepare detailed off-site emergency response plans for the UAE's nuclear development. (GETTY IMAGES)
ENEC and NECMA will now prepare detailed off-site emergency response plans for the UAE's nuclear development. (GETTY IMAGES)

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis Management Authority (NECMA). The agreement sets out the relationship between the two organisations, and will help facilitate the creation of off-site emergency response plans for the Barakah nuclear development in Abu Dhabi. In particular, the MoU focuses on the safety of the local population, environment and property.

“The Memorandum of Understanding is just one feature which will help to ensure that the Barakah nuclear power plant adheres to the highest standards in safety. We look forward to working very closely with ENEC over the coming months and years,” said NECMA General Manager Mohamed Khalfan Matar Al Romaithi.

His organisation was established in 2007, and has responsibility for managing local and national crises, emergencies and disasters.

ENEC CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi, speaking on the agreement, said, “Maintaining the highest international levels of safety and security is our top priority for the design, construction and operation of the plant in Barakah. That means being prepared for every possible scenario. Planning for emergencies is just one of the ways in which we ensure that the UAE’s nuclear power programme is among the safest in the world”.
 

 

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