IAEA, Sudan hold talks on nuclear reactor

09:39, August 24, 2010      

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts on Monday held talks with Sudanese officials to study the possibility of establishing the first nuclear reactor for scientific research in Sudan, official SUNA news agency reported.

During the meeting, Director General of the Sudanese Agency for Atomic Energy Mohamed Ahmed Hassan al-Tayeb stressed the importance of establishing the nuclear reactor, saying it would promote neutron analysis in mining companies, environmental studies, disease treatment and so on.

IAEA experts said they "wanted to get acquainted with the readiness of Sudan to receive the first research reactor in terms of human capabilities and actual need," the report said.

The IAEA described the research reactor as an important step in training and qualifying workers, the report added.

According to the report, Sudan's first nuclear reactor is expected to be built in 2010.

Sudan began its exploitation of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes after it signed with the IAEA an agreement two years ago, which approved the establishment of a nuclear reactor in Sudan.

Source: Xinhua

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