Jordan approved for country's first nuclear power plant

The Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved what will be the country’s first nuclear reactor, a 5 MW unit, according to AFP. The project is expected to cost $130 million.

The Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering and Construction will reportedly build the reactor at the Jordan University for Sciences and Technology. South Korea has loaned Jordan $70 million toward project costs.

The plant is scheduled for completion in 2016.

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