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GCC-wide nuclear study completed

Study addresses the contingency plans GCC nations have in relation to radiological and nuclear disasters.

GCC-wide nuclear study completed
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The results of a study into Gulf countries’ ability to manage any potential radiation disaster will be presented to GCC ministers in the coming weeks, it was reported on Sunday.

The two-year study was carried in each country by a regional committee and in co-operation with experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to a report on Sunday by the Bahrain daily newspaper Gulf Daily News.

The study addressed what contingency plans GCC countries have in relation to radiological and nuclear disasters in the region, reports the Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper.

The use and location of radiological materials, possible hazards and countries’ ability to deal with accidents was also assessed by the study.

The expert committee also recommended any training programmes it deemed necessary.

The results and suggests will be presented to GCC ministers “in coming weeks,” the report added.

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