The United Arab Emirates last week submitted an application for construction of the nation's first atomic energy facility, the Associated Press reported (see GSN, Dec. 21, 2010).
The document, about 9,000 pages in length, would enable a South Korean group to move forward with construction of a two-reactor complex. The group headed by Korea Electric Power in 2009 won a $20 billion deal to build the facility.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. submitted the building license application to the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Associated Press/Yahoo!News, Dec. 27, 2010).
Meanwhile, the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the completion of comprehensive safety rules expected to regulate the establishment and use of the nation's first atomic power reactor, the Jordan Times reported last week (see GSN, Sept. 29, 2010).
International Atomic Energy Agency and EU officials provided input on the document (Taylor Luck, Jordan Times, Dec. 28, 2010).