IAEA Upgrades Nuclear Control

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The International Atomic Energy Agency has been implementing a program in Armenia to strengthen the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority’s capabilities to enable it to fulfill its regulatory tasks at the level of proper international practice. The program–which was meant to last three years–will complete this year. The total program financing is around $200,000.

IAEA experts say better skills of ANRA’s staff in ensuring safety at nuclear facilities are major conditions for the safe operation of the Medzamor Nuclear Power Plant.

Therefore–the program pays much attention to the study of international nuclear safety regulations. Also–it aims to provide adequate information to such organizations as the Yerevan Institute of Physics–Yerevan State University and Yerevan Technical University.

In addition to training–the program provides for expert services and equipment.

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