The Legal Framework for Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Program in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  •  Saleh Al-Sharari    


This study aims to shed light on the nuclear law of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, (referred to as Jordan), and that of United States of America (referred to as USA) for comparison purposes. It also presents Jordan’s nuclear power plan and program to alleviate its dependency on imported energy sources, mostly natural gas from Egypt, as well as to meet its future electricity demand which is expected to double by 2030. Despite the fact that the study reveals that national legislation provide legal protection for nuclear power generation and Jordan is in good standing with respect to its international obligations, further efforts are still required to ensure safety, radiation protection, adequate nuclear waste management and environmental protection.

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