Challenges of establishing nuclear power programmes under spotlight

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A nuclear power plant under construction. IAEA@PHOTO

Countries around the world that are interested in developing nuclear power programmes are gathering at the United Nations in Vienna on Tuesday.

Around 40 nations will attend an annual meeting hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is focusing on the planning and implementation of nuclear power facilities.

The agency says more countries are considering nuclear power as an alternative and sustainable source of energy.

Marta Ferrari is a nuclear engineer at the IAEA.

"The annual infrastructure development meeting is the annual gathering of all the countries interested in nuclear power. So we have mainly newcomer countries that want to develop their programme and we also have some of the operation countries attending. This year we have senior executives from almost 40 countries attending and we will look at a variety of topics from human resource development to stakeholder involvement to the establishment of their own operator." (29″)

National governments, operators, regulatory bodies and other institutions involved in nuclear power industry are expected to attend the meeting.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’13″

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