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UAE nuclear reactor one step closer to operation: WAM via Al Jazeera

Analysts have raised concerns over the safety of the nuclear facility and its potential to spawn a nuclear arms race.

The United Arab Emirates‘ delayed Barakah nuclear power plant is one step closer to coming online, after an operational readiness assessment confirmed the first of its four reactors is ready to start up, the UAE’s state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Tuesday.

Barakah has been plagued by delays and elicited warnings from analysts who have raised concerns over the safety of the reactors’ design as well as the potential for the facility to spawn a nuclear arms race in the region.

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