UAE begins start up operations at its first nuclear power plant

"Today we announce the UAE's success in operating the first peaceful nuclear energy reactor in the Arab world," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said

  
Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates has begun start up operations in the first unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant, Dubai's ruler said on Twitter on Saturday.

"Today we announce the UAE's success in operating the first peaceful nuclear energy reactor in the Arab world," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said, adding that nuclear fuel had successfully been loaded into the first of four units.

(Reporting by Dahlia Nehme; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Edmund Blair) ((Yousef.Saba@thomsonreuters.com; +971562166204))

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