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UAE investigates nuclear energy

28 July 2009

Dubai has established a nuclear energy committee in a move that suggests the UAE is looking to nuclear energy to bolster its electrical generating capacity. The committee was created by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and is headed by Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer.

According to Gulf News the committee will be part of the Higher Council for Energy and will supervise the peaceful use of nuclear energy to generate electricity and water desalination.

Plans will be submitted to the Council for approval prior to implementation. Gulf News concluded by saying "The newly established entity will represent the Government of Dubai in all joint projects in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy locally and internationally."

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