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JD60 million needed for factory to produce uranium

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AMMAN — Jordan has the technology to extract uranium from central Jordan, but is opposed to selling it, Chairman of the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission Khaled Toukan said, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

He said Tuesday that there is a need for approximately JD60 million to establish a mine and a factory to produce 300 tonnes of uranium annually. He explained that the factory may need 1–2 million cubic meters of water annually.

Toukan pointed out the fully proven uranium sources in three international reports, and expressed his opposition to selling uranium as a commodity, as “uranium is a strategic material.”

Toukan mentioned the start of extraction operations, and the establishment of a pioneering factory for the production of yellow cake, which was completely established with Jordanian designs without French, Russian, American, or any foreign power.

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