KUWAIT, April 23 (KUNA) -- Director General of Kuwait Institute for
Scientific Research (KISR) Dr. Naji Al-Mutairi said on Tuesday Kuwait was far
from the seismic line, but voiced concern over inescapable effects of a
possible Iranian Bushehr reactor problem.
Addressing a symposium on the sidelines of Kuwait Energy and Community
Forum,, Al-Mutairi said: "Should the Iranian reactor be subject to a problem,
the Gulf water will be polluted and will take between three and five years to
On Kuwait's preparations for potential radioactive risks by the Iranian
Bushehr reactor, he said Kuwait has an efficient monitoring network that can
monitor any radioactive leak.
This network is linked to Europe and 80 world radiation monitoring
stations, he said, adding that Kuwait has nine seismic plants which are
connected with world monitoring centers.
Kuwait has water reserves enough for 90-120 days and is seeking to
establish underground silos to keep water for over a year, he said.
On renewable energy, the Kuwaiti official said his country is entering the
renewably energy world by launching a solar and wind energy station.
Kuwait's current production hits 12,000 megawatts, but will need 22,000
megawatts by 2020 and that's why alternatives should be found, Al-Mutairi
Fifty-five percent of energy goes to power and desalination stations while
25 percent goes to the oil sector, he added.
Seventy percent of domestic energy is used for air-conditioners and
cooling, the Director General of KISR said.
For her part, former minister of education and higher education Moudhi
Al-Humoud said Kuwait needs a more dynamic partnership model between oil and
She added that the oil sector's support for research centers in
universities and institutes would be eventually in the interest of the oil
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