Nuclear, Solar-Powered Desalination for Mideast?

30 Apr 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan

- A new law passed by the Jordanian parliament paving the way for the country to use nuclear energy for water desalination, and several Middle Eastern countries are following the same path. A Jordanian energy committee, spearheaded by Education Minister and Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate in Nuclear Sciences Khaled Touqan, is devising a long-term energy strategy that foresees the establishment of a nuclear power plant by 2015. The idea is to reduce the desert kingdom's electricity imports up to 95 percent, and use the energy to run future desalination projects, possibly including those attached to the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal which is hoped to be completed around the same time...

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