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NRA Signs MoU with EPA

2023-04-20 10:31:15


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Nuclear Regulatory Authority.


The Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed an MoU on 29 August 2022, to provide a framework for cooperation to enhance efficiency in their operations and to provide a platform for a seamless relationship in the management and protection of the environment.

The collaboration between the 2 agencies is crucial since Ghana is already using radiation sources and considering embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme [NPP] to augment its energy supply. To this end, it is imperative to ensure that radiation sources and nuclear material being used, do not have any adverse impact on the environment.

The scope of the MoU is based on the NRA Act 2015, (Act 895), EPA Act 1994, (Act 490), Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act 2016, (Act 917), and other laws related to the environment and radiation protection and their existing regulations. This identifies all areas of cooperation and collaboration including, but not limited to; new guidelines and guidance documents to be issued, Environmental Assessment requirements relating to the Nuclear Power Plant, educating the general public on environmental issues in relation to the nuclear industry, exchange and use of information, and training & joint projects.

The MoU, signed by Dr. Nii Kwashie Allotey (Director General, NRA), and Hon. Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu (Executive Director, EPA), will span a period of five (5) years, subject to renewal, as long as it continues to serve the interest of both parties and the Republic of Ghana.

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