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Gulf Today Report
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will conduct a two-day international exercise to test the global emergency response system for a severe accident simulated at the UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant.
During the Oct.26 - 27 exercise, 75 Member States and 12 international organisations will participate to evaluate their emergency response actions.
They will identify good practices and highlight areas needing improvement.
The IAEA, Member States and international organisations will support the UAE in response to the fictional scenario involving the Barakah nuclear power plant.
They will test the implementation of emergency plans and procedures, bilateral agreements and international arrangements.
Every three to five years the Level 3 Convention Exercises (ConvEx-3) are organised to test international emergency response arrangements.
The last ConvEx-3 exercise in 2017 was held in cooperation with Hungary.
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The mission members reviewed the legislative and regulatory infrastructure for Occupational Radiation Protection by visiting UAE government officials, including FANR, the UAE Space Agency and others.
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Nawal Al-Nuaimi said: “The meeting in itself is a pride, it came to multiply the joy that overwhelmed me by representing my country, the Emirates, in the most important international economic forum, by presenting part of my passion with an Emirati flavour and introducing the world to it, and what made me distraught with the intensity of joy and my tears almost flowed.”