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Jordan signs $12 million deal for its first nuclear power plant

Jordan has signed a $12 million deal with…

September 12, 2009 8:25 by



Jordan has signed a $12 million deal with Tractebel Engineering, a Belgium-based company to build its first nuclear power plant, reports the Associated Press. Khaled Toukan, the head of Jordan’s Atomic Energy Commission, said that the company would initially carry out a two-year environmental impact study to determine whether the planned location is the best to protect “both public health and the environment.”

According to the commission, nuclear energy will constitute 30 percent of the energy produced in Jordan by 2030.



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3 Comments

  1. DeniseTheMenace on September 13, 2009 12:23 pm

    Way to Go, JORDAN…. Good news….Congrats to all Jordanians.

     
  2. nick on September 13, 2009 1:58 pm

    $12 million is only the fee for engineering studies such as environmental impact, not as quoted, to “build” the plant .

     
  3. DeniseTheMenace on September 15, 2009 9:09 am

    NICK – Thanks indeed for pointing out the ‘unprofessional leading method of news reporting’

     

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