Staff at Barakah Nuclear Plant Getting Trained on Tackling Disaster

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Staff at Barakah Nuclear Plant Getting Training on Tackling Disaster

Abu Dhabi -- Staff at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant are being trained on tackling disaster and dealing with earthquakes, floods, and other types of disasters.

The reactor is also being fitted with disaster proofing mechanisms.  Doors and gates to prevent water from entering the main control room, extended battery life, and extra fire protection measures are being added to the plant.

"Within a few months after the accident [Fukushima], we asked Enec to submit a safety assessment report describing the response of the Barakah facility to a severe external event and to describe what design improvements would be reasonable and practical," said Ian Grant, Fanr's deputy director general for operations.  "By the end of 2011, we had a report of hundreds of pages detailing the safety assessment.  It addressed the adequacy of the design in extreme events like earthquakes and tsunamis, the loss of internal safety functions, heat removal, and core cooling."

In all, the plant added 17 design and safety upgrades.

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