International Advisory Board publishes fifth semi-annual report on UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy program

Abu Dhabi: The International Advisory Board (IAB), a body mandated to provide an independent assessment of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, published its fifth semi-annual report today.

The report reflects the discussions and meetings that took place in Abu Dhabi on March 2012. In attendance at these meetings were members of the Board of the IAB and UAE entities operating in the nuclear energy sector, which include the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).

This is the fifth report published by the Board and it addresses the development of the United Arab Emirates’ Nuclear Power Program and provides an overview of the UAE lessons’ learned from the Fukushima accident as well as the development of the Construction License.

“The UAE entities have done an outstanding job in addressing the members’ concerns and recommendations” said Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of IAB.

The newly published report addresses the progress made on the recommendations outlined in the previously published reports. The report also provides further ideas and recommendations on improving and enhancing the UAE’s nuclear energy program.

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