UAE's Fanr seeks public opinion on radiation waste disposal guide

Public has between 4 Sept and 1 Oct to provide feedback on guidelines regarding the disposal of radioactive waste

Fanr is the UAE's nuclear energy regulatory [representational].
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Fanr is the UAE's nuclear energy regulatory [representational].

The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Fanr) has issued a new draft radiation safety regulatory guide — named Regulatory Guide 27 (Fanr-REG-27) Near Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste — which provides advice for disposing radioactive waste in near-surface facilities, as well as during the operation and closure of such facilities. 

Fanr is inviting feedback on the guide from the general public. 

According to a report by UAE state news agency, Wam, the draft regulatory guide is available on Fanr's website, with an invitation to the public to comment on it by emailing regulation@fanr.gov.ae between 4 September and 1 October, 2019. 

Fanr's Safety, Security, and Safeguards Glossary is expected to help the public understand the specific terminology used in the regulatory guide.

As with previous regulations and regulatory guides, this draft regulatory guide has already been made available for 30 days to local and federal government entities for their comments.

Fanr will consider all comments before preparing the final draft.

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