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Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory

  • Location
    Der Al-Hadjar Nuclear Research Center, near Damascus
  • Type
    Nuclear-Research and Development
  • Facility Status

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In 1993, the IAEA completed a four-year technical assistance project with the AECS to set up a non-destructive testing (NDT) laboratory and to provide equipment, advice, and training to AECS personnel in basic NDT techniques. The laboratory is currently used for routine NDT training and provides NDT services to local industries and other agencies in Syria. 1


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
IAEA: Founded in 1957 and based in Vienna, Austria, the IAEA is an autonomous international organization in the United Nations system. The Agency’s mandate is the promotion of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, technical assistance in this area, and verification that nuclear materials and technology stay in peaceful use. Article III of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) requires non-nuclear weapon states party to the NPT to accept safeguards administered by the IAEA. The IAEA consists of three principal organs: the General Conference (of member states); the Board of Governors; and the Secretariat. For additional information, see the IAEA.


  1. IAEA, “SYR/8/003: Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory,” IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects, 1993, www-tc.iaea.org.


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