Ground laid for first nuclear reactor
According to Ned Xoubi, JAEC commissioner for nuclear fuel cycle and JRTR project director, the nuclear research reactor centre will include radioisotope production and training facilities.
Future expansion of the centre will include a fuel fabrication plant, as well as radioactive waste and cold neutron facilities, he added.
The reactor, which will be upgradeable to 10MW, will facilitate the training of nuclear operators and technicians as well as advanced nuclear research in neutron sciences and the commercial production of radioisotopes.
The research reactor will also allow for practical experience for Jordanians in nuclear energy, reactor physics, radiochemistry and radiation protection, Xoubi said during the inauguration ceremony.
July 27, 2010 | Amman, Jordan | The Jordan Times|