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Jordan to produce uranium by 2013

Kingdom to advance nuclear programme with uranium production

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Jordan to be producer of uranium by 2013. (Getty Images)
Jordan to be producer of uranium by 2013. (Getty Images)

The Kingdom of Jordan is currently on track to be a uranium producer within the next two years, despite much controversy over the country’s nuclear programme.

The Minsiter of Energy and Mineral Resources, Khaled Toukan, has said that the Kingdom will begin mining for uranium by 2013, following a series of feasibility studies.

The Al Hassa region of Jordan is home to some 15,000 tonnes of uranium reserves, with further quantities located along the country’s border with Iraq.

The end of 2011 will see the Kingdom name the constructor for its first nuclear facility, which has drawn widespread criticism from much of the public following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.
 

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