Nuclear power key focus of UAE-South Korea ties, ambassador says

Originally published at ABU DHABI // Nuclear power will be a focus of South Korea’s relations with the UAE, the country’s new ambassador said, with more Korean experts expected to arrive at Barakah as part of a new agreement. Park Kang-ho, who arrived in Abu Dhabi in May, said more South Korean nuclear experts were… Continue Reading

UAE must lead by example for regional nuclear disarmament

Originally published at Dr Lassina Zerbo, secretary general of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), said on Sunday that a Middle East free of nuclear weapons could not happen without a test-free zone. ABU DHABI // The head of a European nuclear safety organisation is calling on the UAE to lead… Continue Reading

Radioactive waste an issue UAE will have to face

Originally published in The Telegraph Countries with a nuclear programme, like the UAE, will benefit from international discussions on waste management. ABU DHABI // Radioactive waste in the nuclear industry is a growing challenge facing countries, experts say. A scientific forum focusing on meeting that challenge using science and technology for safe and sustainable solutions… Continue Reading

UAE will participate in major nuclear conference in Vienna

Originally published in The National (UAE) Some of the major issues to be addressed include the Middle East, with Arab states calling on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty. ABU DHABI // The UAE will participate in a major annual nuclear conference in Vienna next week to discuss countries’ atomic activities and plans for the… Continue Reading

Praise for UAE’s ‘gold standard’ nuclear power programme

Originally published at The National (UAE) The UAE’s nuclear energy programme has been described as ‘the gold standard’ by Barbara Judge, the former head of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. “The fact that the Government is so behind it will make it one of the best programmes in the world.” ABU DHABI // The UAE… Continue Reading

British Nuclear Engineers to fly to stricken Fukushima Plant

Originally published at BRI­TISH nu­clear ex­perts are be­ing lined up to help de­com­mis­sion the dam­aged Fukushima power plant in a move that could re­boot Ja­pan’s atomic power ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Lady Judge, the Bri­tishAmer­i­can nu­clear ex­pert and ad­viser at Fukushima, is ar­rang­ing for engi­neers from Sel­lafield in Cum­bria to travel to Ja­pan to ad­vise on de­con­tam­i­nat­ing… Continue Reading

UAE’s nuclear programme ‘best-resourced in the world,’ UK expert says

UAE’s nuclear programme ‘best-resourced in the world,’ UK expert says

Originally published at The National The chairman of the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority said everyone is proud to be associated with the UAE’s nuclear energy programme. ABU DHABI // The UAE’s nuclear programme is the best thought-through and resourced in the world, a leading expert said on Monday. Barbara Thomas, Lady Judge, chair of the… Continue Reading

Lady Barbara Judge: Japan’s smart nuclear weapon

Lady Barbara Judge: Japan’s smart nuclear weapon

Originally published at The Independent The head of the UK’s Pension Protection Fund has been drafted in to help assure the residents of Fukushima that its reactors are safe Lady Barbara Judge is just back from inspecting the nuclear plants at Fukushima in Japan, the ones closed down after the devastating earthquake and tsunami two… Continue Reading