Facility Agreement with Tanzania enters into force

A Facility Agreement between Tanzania and the CTBTO Preparatory Commission has entered into force on 10 December 2007. The agreement was signed by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) on 4 December 2007 and by the United Republic of Tanzania on 10 December 2007. The agreement regulates all matters pertaining to radionuclide station RN64 in Dar es Salaam. The station was certified on 7 June 2007 as meeting all technical requirements. It is now an integrated part of the CTBTO's International Monitoring System (IMS) and sends data to the International Data Centre (IDC) in Vienna.

The air sampler of radionuclide station RN64 is located on the roof of the University of Dar es Salaam's physics building.

Under the agreement, Tanzania will ensure the provisional operation of the radionuclide station at Dar es Salaam and the transmission of high-quality monitoring data to the IDC. For its part, the CTBTO will provide Tanzania with all necessary technical assistance to allow for the proper functioning of the station and data transmission facilities. CTBTO aims at concluding facility agreements with all countries hosting IMS monitoring facilities. To date, 37 agreements have been concluded, 30 of which have already entered into force.

A container houses radioactivity detection equipment and computer installations.