Call on companies, institutions and researchers to visit TAEC in order to learn about non-ionizing radiation

Dec 3, 2019

Institutions, researchers and companies in the country who are concerned with the practices of Non Ionizing Radiation such as mobile companies (Base Transceiver stations), medical equipments (MRI & Ultra Sound) they are advised to visit Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) for the purpose of learning and obtaining skills that will help to protect and ensure safety of the staff at working place, members of the public and the environment.

This was said by the nuclear instrumentation researcher, responsible with Non Ionizing Radiation Eng. Christina Nyakyi in a special interview in which she said that by doing so will help to improve safety in the working place, the member of the public and the environment regarding the radiation in the country.

“We urge for researchers and companies to visit TAEC in order to learn and get skills that will help them protect themselves in order to be safe in their workplace with the aim of protecting themselves and environmental ” Nyakyi said.

Eng. Nyakyi said as stated in the law of the Atomic Energy Act No. 7 of the year 2003, Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC), part 7 of section 48-50 has the mandate to manage and inspect areas which involves non ionizing practices radiation, such as mobile towers, radars centers, large lines of electrical distribution and medical devices.

She added that Tanzania under the international Commission for Non-ionizing radiation Protection (ICNIRP) requires TAEC to conduct regular inspection for non ionizing radiation practices to sites and facilities in the country if they meet the relevant criteria.

Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) was established by the Atomic Energy Act No. 7 of 2003 where it’s mandated to regulate and control safe and peaceful use of nuclear technology in order to protect the public, patients, workers as well as the environment against radiation effects and encouraging the use of secure nuclear technology for sustainable socio-economic development.