During the Cold War the Soviet Union produced about 1,300 tons of highly enriched uranium
, Western analysts estimate, and much of it remains scattered widely over the former Soviet republics in poorly guarded sites.
The only real way to avert a crisis, if there is still time, is a global ban on the production and transport of plutonium and highly enriched uranium
, as well as the technologies that can help a clandestine bomb builder.
Nuclear weapons of all kinds--and the enriched uranium
and plutonium used to make them--are scattered about Russia and the newly independent states, and Russia is too broke and out of control to keep tabs on them.
plants, all more than 30 years old, produce enriched uranium
using a "gaseous diffusion' process.
2 billion for the SWU (separative work units) component of the low enriched uranium
delivered since 1995.
At 20%, enriched uranium
can be converted quickly to arm a nuclear weapon and experts said 200kg was enough to make one nuclear warhead.
According to an official, those machines which were earlier manufacturing 20 percent enriched uranium
will be engaged in production of low-level enriched uranium
, and so there will be an increase in the production of five percent enriched uranium
24 ( ANI ): An Iranian lawmaker has said Tehran need not produce 20 percent enriched uranium
any more, as it has sufficient quantity in store.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Iran has told him it will halt production of 20 percent enriched uranium
in a major change of policy.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran continues production of nuclear fuel from 20-percent enriched uranium
to feed the Tehran research reactor, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoun Abbasi said, adding that the fuel is stockpiled and sealed in storage after being checked by UN inspectors.
ISIS said the use of the second cascade meant the plant now needed less low-enriched uranium
(LEU) than before to produce the same amount of 20-percent enriched uranium
TEHRAN: Iran said on Friday it was ready for immediate talks with the United States, Russia and France over an exchange of nuclear fuel and added that it was also against stockpiling higher enriched uranium