Suitability of Area Selected for Jordan’s First Nuclear Reactors
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Wed, 2018-06-27


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has presented the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) with an initial report approving the suitability of the area selected for Jordan’s first nuclear reactors. The two System-integrated Modular Advanced Reactors or SMART will be constructed in the Qusayr Amra region, an area roughly 60 km east of Amman. Feasibility studies for the $800 million project are being carried out as part of a joint effort between the JAEC, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy of Saudi Arabia, and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. The jointly financed project will be for the construction of two nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 220 megawatts.

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