EPA said not aware of US base disposal of radioactive waste on Kuwaiti soil

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: MP Osama Al-Shaheen affirmed the Environment Public Authority (EPA) spares no effort in bearing its responsibilities and implementing all directives and decrees.
This came after the lawmaker submitted queries about information spread on various social media networks that the American military base in Kuwait is disposing radioactive waste on Kuwaiti soil.
The authority clarified it has neither obtained such information nor is aware of such action.
As for the measures taken by EPA regarding this news, the authority disclosed that it will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Defense.
Meanwhile, MPs have started looking into the priorities of the State including the Early Retirement Bill in a bid to strengthen cooperation with the government and ensure transparency in development plans.
MPs also submitted queries to the concerned ministers requesting for updates on ongoing State projects.
She pointed out the economic reform plan includes a directive on the construction of more hospitals but the development of general healthcare is excluded.
She stressed the need to address this issue as kidney failure and cancer cases are on the rise, as well as deadly diseases which could easily affect children and senior citizens taking into account the level of sea water pollution.
Moreover, MP Mohammed Al-Dalaal asserted the biggest obstacle to any development plan is the absence of accurate planning and vision on the needs of the country.
“This costs the State a significant sum,” the MP stressed.

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