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EMRC conducted over 2 million border radiation inspections in 2018

By JT - Jan 27,2019 - Last updated at Jan 27,2019

AMMAN — Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) personnel implemented around 2.4 million inspections of radiation at border crossings in 2018.

Three shipments that showed radioactive readings exceeding the acceptable rates were seized and shipped back to their countries of origin, according to a statement by the EMRC on Sunday.

EMRC Chief Commissioner Farouq Hiari said that the commission in 2018 finished 29,107 transactions and granted 444 permits for importing, transporting and re-exporting radiation devices and radioactive material, in addition to issuing 872 licences for institutions working in radiology, and 1,437 personal licences for workers in the sector, including 45 for workers at the Jordan Research and Training Reactor.

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