Angolan government creates atomic energy regulator

14 September 2007

Luanda, Angola, 14 Sept – The government of Angola Wednesday in Luanda approved the creation of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (AREA), which will coordinate, supervise and inspect activities related to use of radioactive, sources, materials, equipment and substances, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Creation of the regulator, as well as its statutes and organizational model, was approved at the Council of Ministers meeting held Wednesday, Angop said.

Meanwhile, the minister of Science and Technology, João Baptista Ngandajina, will between 17 and 21 September take part in the 51st ordinary session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference.

According to Angop, at the event Angola will present its new atomic energy law, which was approved in June.

Angola has been a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency since 1999. (macauhub)