Developing Environmentally Sustainable Nuclear Power Programme

UAE experts participated at a meeting to discuss advanced approaches to manage the development of a new nuclear power programme in an environmentally sound manner, consistent with the IAEA’s Milestones approach.

A three-day Technical Meeting on ‘Environmental Issues in New Nuclear Power Programme’ was aimed to help nuclear “newcomers” build capacity in this area. The meeting took place at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 20 to 23 March 2012.
Along with 30 representatives of more than 20 Member States, the UAE experts from the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAA) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) presented the progress of the country’s first nuclear power plant facilities, shared national practices and knowledge in tackling environmental issues the country faces in its nuclear power programme.
The IAEA’s guidance on this topic will be beneficial in forming a common approach among Member States and facilitating the implementation of an appropriate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) framework.
The outcome of the discussions will be outlined in the planned IAEA publication “Environmental Issues in New Nuclear Power Programme.”