African and Middle Eastern Nuclear Regulators Learn About the Importance of Nuclear Safety

African and Middle Eastern Nuclear Regulators Learn About the Importance of Nuclear Safety

29 May 2015

Tunis, Tunisia – Several countries in Africa and the Middle East are considering the introduction of nuclear power. For the first time a training course for nuclear regulators was held in Africa earlier this month in order to help them create a robust nuclear safety infrastructure, regulatory and legal framework in their countries.

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Last update: 29 May 2015