Experts of National Nuclear Power Programs Address Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)

UAE Experts participated in a Workshop on Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Member States Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme – (Phase 2), held at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna from 16-20 July 2012.

The meeting introduced a new forthcoming publication in the IAEA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, entitled “Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme”, which provides guidance on the steps to be taken in order to meet international EPR requirements, including the requirements laid down in the relevant IAEA safety standards.
Along with countries currently engaged in preparatory work for the construction of their first NPP, the UAE receives IAEA expertise in developing adequate capabilities for responding to nuclear emergencies before the initiation of the commissioning process for the first NPP.
In addition, the IAEA provides training for maintaining such EPR capacities during the lifetime of the facilities.