Jordan gives green light for nuke research reactor
AFPAMMAN--Jordan's Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the go-ahead for a first nuclear research reactor as the desert kingdom, which lacks any oil, seeks to meet its energy needs.
August 21, 2013, 12:10 am TWN
The five-megawatt reactor will be built at the Jordan University for Sciences and Technology near the northern city of Irbid, commission chief Majad Hawwari said.
“The approval of the project came after two years of studies and examination,” Hawwari said in a statement.
The Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. will construct the reactor, which is scheduled to become operational in 2016, he added.