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Iran 4th country in world to produce stable isotope

27 January 2017 14:00

 

With the agreement signed with Russians, Iran will be the fourth country in the world which produces stable isotopes, broke the news AEOI spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi.

“Two agreements were signed in Moscow, one about production of stable isotopes and the other about the road map for production of nuclear fuel,” said Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Spokesperson of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), on Friday, in an interview to recount the accomplishments of his visit to Russian capital city of Moscow.

Mr. Behrouz Kamalvandi, along with an entourage of nuclear scientists and some officials of AEOI visited Moscow around ten days ago and there, along with meetings and visits, they signed two agreements with Russians.

The Iranian official told the local media that the agreement on producing stable isotopes in Iran will be put into effect in Fordow nuclear site of Iran. He added that while stable isotopes are of great use in medicine and industry, there are only three sites in the world producing it; one in the US, one in Russia, and the last one by the URENCO Group in Europe. He asserted that the agreement signed with Russians makes Iran the fourth country in the world which has a stable isotopes production site.

“Also the road map for producing nuclear fuel is important for us, as all the activities related to enriching uranium in Iran are aimed to give us the nuclear fuel cycle,” asserted the AEOI’s second man in charge. “We gained the capacity to produce the 20% enriched fuel needed for Arak reactor but the fuel needed for nuclear power plants is different and has got its own complexities with which Russians are experienced well.”

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