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Tanzania’s nuclear energy lab nears completion

TANZANIA’S ultra-modern nuclear energy laboratory, under construction since 2017, should be complete and open by September.

Professor Lazaro Busagara, the director-general of the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) says the $5.5bn facility will be used for testing and maintenance of sophisticated radiology equipment and instruments and is one of the most modern laboratories of its kind in Africa.

‘It would enable Tanzania to comply with internationally agreed legal and security requirements on nuclear energy equipment,’ said Busagara.

Education, Science and Technology Minister Adolf Mkenda was crucial for national development called for enhanced public sensitisation on nuclear energy.

He said the technology was not much known to the public despite its importance in food preservation, medical treatment, power generation and other sectors.

 

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