Enriched uranium: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Fire at Iran’s Nuclear facility slows down development of Centrifugal Machines

Published: July 6, 2020

A fire that broke out in the Natanz nuclear facility of Iran has caused significant damages that could slow down Iran’s Nuclear enrichment programme. There were no casualties reported in the incident. Highlights The Natanz Uranium enrichment site is located underground. It is one of the several Iranian facilities that are monitored by International Atomic ..

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Iran announces Partial Withdrawal from JCPOA

Published: May 9, 2019

Iran announced it will pull out of some commitments under 2015 international nuclear agreement signed with world powers, called Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA). About Iran’s Partial Withdrawal In a move of partial withdrawal from JCPOA Iran will pull out of some commitments such as: It will stop suppressing its stocks of enriched uranium ..

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BARC re-commissions an upgraded version of nuclear reactor ‘Apsara-U’

Published: September 12, 2018

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has recently re-commissioned an upgraded version of nuclear research reactor ‘Apsara-U’ with a higher capacity, which was shut down permanently in 2009 for revamp. The indigenously made reactor ‘Apsara-U’ uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). By virtue of higher neutron flux, this reactor ..

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The world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank opened in Kazakhstan

Published: August 30, 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched the world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) bank at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in Oskemen, Kazakhstan. The $150 million facility will help ensure a steady supply of low enriched uranium for countries’ nuclear power programmes. The bank is owned and managed by IAEA. It is ..

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Iran, world powers unable to overcome impasse over Teheran’s nuclear programme

Published: June 21, 2012

No breakthrough could be achieved in the Moscow round of talks between Iran and the 6 major world powers – the USA, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, over Teheran’s nuclear programme. The negotiations concluded with a decision to organize a technical follow-up meeting in Istanbul on July 3, 2012. What is the stand of ..

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