S. Arabia Approves Atomic Energy Policy

S. Arabia Approves Atomic Energy Policy S. Arabia Approves Atomic Energy Policy

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet approved a national policy on the kingdom's atomic energy program. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, was held at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, said a Saudi Press Agency report, Trade Arabia reported. The nuclear policy includes limiting all atomic development activities to peaceful purposes, within the frameworks and rights defined by international legislation, treaties and conventions. Moreover, it entails full compliance with the principle of transparency in regulatory and operational aspects. The policy also calls for observing nuclear safety standards at nuclear and radiological facilities in accordance with an independent regulatory and supervisory framework as well as optimal utilization of national natural resources, including nuclear crudes and the application of best global standards and international practices for radioactive waste management. The Cabinet also approved the organization of the Nuclear and Radiative Control Authority, referring to the Shura Council two drafts, namely the Civil Liability System on Nuclear Harms and the Control System of Nuclear and Radiative Usage.


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