Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

The Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) has been established in 1955. It leads the national research and development in the basic and applied peaceful nuclear research.

Egypt was the second in the African Continent, after South Africa, to build a nuclear reactor. The first research reactor (ET-RR-1), commissioned in 1961, is a Van de Graf type 4 MW reactor engineered and built by Russia. Another research reactor (ET-RR-2) is 22 MW open pool MultiPurpose Reactor (MPR) located at Inshas, 60 km from Cairo, engineered and built by INVAP from Argentina.[1]

The EAEA has scientists educated in the topmost universities and research institutes. It is organized into four research centers:

These centres are further subdivided into major research divisions.

The EAEA is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and other regional and international organizations.

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  1. ^ For more information and data sheet about the reactor, see its data sheet provided by the manufacturer [1] Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine

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