Legal and regulatory development of nuclear energy in Bangladesh.
Karim, Ridoan; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Karim, Mohammad Ershadul; Munir, Abu Bakar; Sifat, Imtiaz Mohammad; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil
Mohammad Ershadul Karim
Abu Bakar Munir
Imtiaz Mohammad Sifat
Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar
Nurul Aini Bani
Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin
The adequacy of legal and regulatory framework relating to nuclear energy in Bangladesh has sparked many questions since the government took the formal decision to establish a nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur. Consequently, the government has taken some measures to make a comprehensive and robust framework to ensure safe and secure nuclear energy production in the country. Even though these initiatives are highly appreciable, there remain certain regulatory concerns which this paper has attempted to reflect. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to showcase the recent legal and regulatory development of Bangladesh in relation to nuclear energy and to recommend further developments. The study was based on secondary sources where a doctrinal research was carried out to solve particular research questions. The safety and security of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant will frankly rely on how the government of Bangladesh plans and learns to implement, design, safeguard, exchange and further develop nuclear energy related knowledge and talent around the country.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Oct 31, 2018|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||KARIM, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., KARIM, M.E., MUNIR, A.B., SIFAT, I.M., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2018. Legal and regulatory development of nuclear energy in Bangladesh. Energies [online], 11(10), article ID 2847. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102847|
|Keywords||Reactor safety; Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant; Nuclear energy regulation; Nuclear safety; Nuclear emergency; Nuclear liability|
KARIM 2018 Legal and regulatory development