The National Center for Radiation Research and Technology (NCRRT)

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Last Updated: October 1, 2009
Other Name: N/A
Location: Nasr City (East Cairo suburb)
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Authority (AEA)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Irradiation unit operational, electron accelerator under construction.

Established in 1972, the NCRRT promotes research and development in the medical, industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications of ionizing radiation. The two major research services and facilities in the center include the Mega Gamma Irradiation Unit and an Electron Accelerator. The center's three divisions are Radiation Research, Industrial Irradiation, and Biotechnology.

Sources:
[1] M.K. Shaat, "Inshas Nuclear Complex: Report on, National Situation for Decommissioning Activities in Egypt," Atomic Energy Authority, November 2007, www-ns.iaea.org.
[2] Nuclear Programmes in the Middle East: In the Shadow of Iran, ed. Mark Fitzpatrick, (London: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2008), p. 25.
[3] Judith Perera, "Nuclear Industry of Egypt," March 2003, p. 19, www.opensource.gov.

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