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UAE is the first Arab country to produce nuclear energy



UAE is the very first Arab country to produce nuclear energy.


According to local news, the Unit 1 of the Abu Dhabi-based Barakah nuclear power plant is now operational.


The reactor's commercial operations are expected to begin later this year with the aim to help power businesses and homes across the nation using clean energy.


Currently, Unit 1 is using nuclear fuel to produce energy as part of the criticality phase. It will be then connected to the power grid and provide power during the upcoming testing phase.


"Today we announce the UAE's success in operating the first peaceful nuclear reactor in the Arab world at Barakah Nuclear Plant Abu Dhabi," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, posted on Twitter.


"The teams succeeded in loading nuclear fuel packages, running comprehensive tests, and successfully beginning operation. I congratulate my brother Mohamed bin Zayed for this achievement. The goal is to operate four nuclear power plants that will provide one-quarter of the country's energy needs in a safe, reliable, and emission-free way," he added.

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