UAE Promotes Use of INES Rating Methodology

The UAE hosted a workshop on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) jointly with the IAEA at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulator (FANR), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 4-7 June 2012.

The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the INES rating methodology covering all three areas of impact of classified nuclear and radiological accident and incidents such as: Impact on People and Environment, Impact on Radiological Barriers and Controls, and Impact on Defence in Depth.
The workshop covered themes related to basic criteria for rating all three areas of impact as well as tools for national experts and regulator, to communicate different types of nuclear and radiological events.
After the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the UAE reiterated its interest in improvements of INES and promoting it as a common tool to communicate the safety significance of reported events at nuclear installations and incidents involving nuclear materials to the public and international community.
The INES Scale is a worldwide tool to communicate in a consistent way the safety significance of nuclear and radiological events to the public.
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