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Byline: George Amexo
As Japan counts its losses following the earthquake-triggered nuclear disaster, authorities at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) say the country's nuclear project is safe and as such poses no threat to the public.They are therefore appealing to government not to abandon its nuclear energy programme as it has the potential of solving the nation's energy requirements, once and for all.
The Deputy Director-General of the Commission, Prof. Yaw Serfor-Armah assured the public in an interview with the Public Agenda at Kwabenya, the location of Ghana's nuclear reactor, last Wednesday that by geological studies the earthquake recently experienced in Japan is not a phenomenon of the Atlantic Coast. That notwithstanding, he said, the Commission together with other state agencies has put together an emergency response team in view of the fact that occasionally the country experiences earthquakes and tremors. The team comprising of personnel from the Commission, the Ghana National Fire Service, the Police Service, the Military, National Disaster Management Organisation and medical personnel has been periodically carrying out simulation exercises. "We periodically carry out pre-empts so as to be abreast with management of emergency situations if they should occur," he said.