Nuclear Training Laboratory

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Last Updated: August 17, 2012
Other Name: N/A
Location: Der Al-Hadjar Nuclear Research Center, near Damascus
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS)
Size: Laboratory
Facility Status: Operational

From 1984 to 1987, the IAEA and the AECS jointly established and equipped a nuclear training laboratory for use by the AECS and the Arab Centre for the Study of Dry Lands and Arid Zones. [1] The laboratory's equipment includes oscilloscopes, electronic tools and components, a scintillation detector, X-ray and GM counters, neutron sources, and chemicals. [2] The AECS uses the laboratory to train technicians in nuclear techniques.

Sources:
[1] "SYR/0/004: Nuclear Training Laboratory," IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects, 1987, www-tc.iaea.org.
[2] "SYR/0/004: Nuclear Training Laboratory," IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects, 1987, www-tc.iaea.org.

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