Going nuclear in the Gulf

Summary: Becoming the first Gulf state to bring a nuclear reactor online is a moment of pride for the UAE but it also raises questions and concerns.
On 31 July, Abu Dhabi’s Al Barakah Unit 1 nuclear reactor came on stream.

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  1. I wonder if the full life case factored in whether the reactor will still be useful if ” The Middle East and North Africa could become “uninhabitable” over the course of the 21st Century, researchers have warned, due to the adverse effects of climate change.” (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/climate-change-could-make-parts-of-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-uninhabitable-a7010811.html)
    While UAE may have signed up to 123 on NW, KSA has intimated using nuclear waste as RW against Qatar (https://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-plans-nuclear-waste-site-canal-qatar-border/)

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