Nuclear crisis fears raised at GCC forum
Manama, May 30, 2011
Bahrain should have a permanent contingency plan and trained experts due to its proximity to nuclear power stations in the region, officials said.
'If there is a nuclear crisis, it will affect Bahrain and the neighbouring Gulf states,' said Bahrain-based Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre director Captain Abdul Munem Al Janahi.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting by GCC environmental experts on drawing up a unified plan to deal with nuclear incidents.
Capt Al Janahi said His Majesty King Hamad's Personal Representative and Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa had instructed the authorities concerned to take all precautionary measures.-TradeArabia News Service