Outstanding Achievements of the MME Radiation and Chemical Protection Department
The Department of Radiation Protection and Chemical Protection of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has achieved remarkable and significant achievements in all the specializations and tasks undertaken by its various departments.
At a press conference on Sunday, Department Director Abdur Rahman Yusuf al-Abdul Jabbar, reviewed these achievements at national, regional and global levels, and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in terms implementing national projects for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, as well as being the national point of contact with relevant international bodies and organizations.
Abdul Jabbar pointed out that thanks to all these efforts and achievements, Qatar has become one of the leading countries in radiation protection and hazardous chemicals and has a regional laboratory at the global level for radiological measurements, and Qatar has become one of the best countries in the world which has a powerful warning system.
It is one of the leading countries that use nuclear and radiological techniques in related fields, as well as having a comprehensive legal framework on restrictions on materials containing mercury.
He said that Qatar has also demonstrated its commitments to substances harmful to the ozone layer, with the availability of modern and advanced radioactive material control equipment and a specialized global regional laboratory. in radiometric measurements, as well as one of the first countries to have a strong structure in standards for workers in the refrigeration sector.
The Deputy Director of the Department of Radiation and Chemical Protection, Abdullah al-Muraikhi, spoke about the most important national plans and important projects that the department has been keen to accomplish recently, highlighting the implementation of a national inventory plan for quantities of mercury, in addition to the early warning network plan for radiological monitoring.
In addition, the Head of the Section of Hazardous Materials Mona al-Emadi, spoke at the press conference about the achievements of the section, the most important of which is the transition of paper transactions to the electronic system, and the and benefits that have been achieved in terms of rapid inspection at state ports and inspection of shipments entering the country, and in facilitating and helping customers to complete their transactions, and to verify and release shipments .
For her part, the head of the hazardous waste department, Asma al-Mutawa, also referred to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Qatar’s accession to it in 1995, and cooperation with businesses to put forward proposals, overcome difficulties and publish reports, including with regard to used oils and batteries and their harmful effects on human health and the environment.