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Jordan Research and Training Reactor

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Jordan Research and Training Reactor

The Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) is a 5MWth multipurpose research reactor that is currently under construction located on the campus of Jordan University of Science and Technology in Ar Ramtha city in northern Jordan. [1] [2]


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. [3] Reactor is expected to start operations in June 2016. [4]

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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