Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ghana inaugurates radioactive waste storage facility

Accra, September 13 
Ghana News Agency 

Ghana on Monday positioned itself at the frontiers of science and technology in Africa, by taking the lead to expand and refurbish a radioactive waste storage facility to secure the highly toxic material.

The facility, situated on the precinct of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), was upgraded at the cost of 300,000 dollars made available by the US through its Department of Energy. It would be used as a central storeroom to manage all waste emanating from the utilisation of nuclear technology in Ghana and the Sub-region.

The resource, touted by experts as one of the most high-tech and efficient plant, is the first of its kind to be installed in Africa.

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