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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 kippreport
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.