Tuesday 15 June 2021 - 1:54:54 pm

IAEA DG congratulates UAE on achieving first criticality of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

VIENNA, 1st August, 2020 (WAM) -- Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, congratulated the UAE on achieving the first criticality of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

"This is an important milestone towards commercial operations and generating clean energy," he tweeted today.

"The IAEA supports the UAE and other countries that opt for introducing nuclear power, which plays a key role in achieving clean & affordable energy and in tackling," he added.

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