Stakeholders Meeting to Review and Improve Atomic Energy Act and its Regulations

May 1, 2021

The Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) held a meeting with stakeholders to review and receive their opinions and recommendations on the proposed amendments of the Atomic Energy Act No. 7 of 2003 and its regulations, meeting held on 30 April 2021.

The meeting which, was chaired by the Director General of TAEC Prof. Lazaro S.P. Busagala, attracted a total number of 33 stakeholders from various government institutions and private organizations.

During the opening of the meeting, Prof. Busagala informed the stakeholders that there is a enormous growth of the uses of nuclear technology in the country and worldwide, hence a need to improve the Laws and Regulations in order to continue to regulate peaceful applications of nuclear technology and to control the harmful effects of radiation for the protection of workers, citizens, patients and the environment

Professor Busagala explained that the improvements of the Law and regulations will include the Non-ionizing Radiation regulations that will be able to assist in managing and controlling safe applications of non-ionizing radiation and facilities in the country.

The stakeholders also reviewed and made recommendations on the new regulations of the Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORMS) proposed to control the effects of natural radiation on citizens, workers and the environment including sources of water and air pollution.