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Jordan Research and Training Reactor

The Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) is a 5MWth multipurpose research reactor located on the campus of Jordan University of Science and Technology in Ar Ramtha city in northern Jordan.[1] The reactor was inaugurated under the patronage of King Abdullah II on 7 December 2016.[2][3] The reactor is the first nuclear facility that was exported by South Korea, and is Jordan's first nuclear reactor.[4]

Jordan Research and Training Reactor
Jordan Research and Training Reactor is located in Jordan
Jordan Research and Training Reactor
Location of Jordan Research and Training Reactor
Operating InstitutionJordan University of Science and Technology
LocationAr Ramtha, Jordan
Coordinates32°27′46.2″N 35°58′22.2″E / 32.462833°N 35.972833°E / 32.462833; 35.972833Coordinates: 32°27′46.2″N 35°58′22.2″E / 32.462833°N 35.972833°E / 32.462833; 35.972833
Power5 MW
Construction and Upkeep
Construction Cost$161 million
Construction Began1 August 2010; 9 years ago (2010-08-01)
Time to Construct62 months
First Criticality25 April 2016; 3 years ago (2016-04-25)
Staff80

DescriptionEdit

The reactor will become the focal point for a Nuclear Science and Technology Center in the university which intends to serve Jordan by educating the upcoming generations of nuclear engineers and scientists in the country. The reactor and associated systems will be designed, constructed and operated to support; education and training in support of programs in nuclear engineering and nuclear reactor operations, forensic analysis, radioisotope production for medical and industrial applications, neutron beam applications including non-destructive examination and neutron science applications.[1]

The research reactor was praised by a Korean nuclear safety official concerning the role of the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission in monitoring the reactor, which is being established at the Jordan University of Science and Technology.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Go-ahead for Jordanian research reactor". www.world-nuclear-news.org. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  2. ^ Jin-young, Cho (2016-04-12). "Jordan Research, Training Reactor to be Put into Operation Soon". Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  3. ^ http://jordantimes.com/news/local/jordan-research-and-training-reactor-set-inauguration-december
  4. ^ http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2016/12/123_219701.html
  5. ^ "Jordan News Agency (Petra) |Korean nuclear safety official praises Jordan's research reactor". petra.gov.jo. Retrieved 2016-09-15.