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22 May 2024

UAE invites public comments on nuclear power


The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has invited the public to review and comment on its new guide, which focusses on designing and operating a nuclear power plant.

The draft Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants (FANR-RG-005) is aimed at helping any utility that wishes to operate a nuclear power plant in the UAE understand the regulator's requirements for the siting, design, construction, commissioning and operation of such a facility.

The UAE's nuclear control body has already issued a set of regulations and regulatory guides to help licensees fulfill their obligations under permissions granted to them.

This document, however, provides guidance for the regulations for the Siting of Nuclear Facilities (FANR-REG-02); Design of Nuclear Power Plants (FANR-REG-03); Radiation Dose Limits and Optimisation of Radiation Protection for Nuclear Facilities (FANR-REG-04); Application for a Licence to Construct a Nuclear Facility (FANR-REG-06); Radiation Protection and Predisposal Radioactive Waste Management for Nuclear Facilities (FANR-REG-11) and the upcoming Regulation for an Application for a Licence to Operate a Nuclear Facility (FANR-REG-14).

The new guidelines document is available on the FANR website www.fanr.gov.ae. Members of the public can send their comments to regulation@fanr.gov.ae during the next 30 days, said a statement issued on Sunday.