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EMRC issues licence activating Jordan nuclear reactor at JUST

By JT - Nov 13,2017 - Last updated at Nov 13,2017

AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Monday issued a licence to activate the Jordan nuclear reactor for research and training at the Jordan University of Science and Technology with a capacity of 5 mega watts, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

EMRC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Farouq Hiari stressed in a press release on Monday that the commission granted the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) a licence to operate, own and manage the Jordan nuclear reactor for 10 years.

Hiari said that the commission’s role is not restricted to issuing licences and also includes supervising the project’s operational stages. He referred to EMRC’s role in protecting the environment and public health, in its capacity as a regulatory body.

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