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In 2010, a computer virus targeting specialized equipment at an Iranian nuclear facility made world news. What was Stuxnet and what did it have to do with uranium enrichment centrifuges? KAZEM GHANE/AFP/Getty Images. In 2010, a computer virus targeting specialized equipment at an Iranian nuclear ...
Both houses of the US Congress have approved an omnibus appropriations bill including USD1.2 billion for nuclear energy. The bill will see the suspension of sales by the Department of Energy (DOE) of surplus uranium to pay for decommissioning work at the former Portsmouth uranium enrichment plant.

China has completed a "large-scale demonstration project for a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges", China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced yesterday. The new centrifuges have now been put into production at the Hanzhun fuel facility in Shaanxi province.
DOE officials estimate the robots could save tens of millions of dollars in completing the characterization of uranium deposits at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, and save perhaps $50 million at a similar uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky. "This will transform the way ...
Bob Eby continues his excellent documentation of more recent uranium enrichment technologies. Eby has spent his career in uranium enrichment and much of that focused on centrifuge technology, making him a recognized expert in the field of uranium enrichment. Bob Eby continues his excellent ...
The latest failed attempt was by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who visited Tehran on March 5 intending to reaffirm European support for the 2015 nuclear agreement that loosened sanctions on Iran in exchange for scaling back Tehran's uranium enrichment programme. His visit coincided ...

Riyadh is always eager to strengthen political, scientific and economic ties with Washington but it will, in all likelihood, look to other suppliers if the United States insists on the so called “gold standard” agreement that would require Saudi Arabia to forfeit its uranium enrichment rights in exchange for U.S. ...
Inevitably, comparisons will be made with the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which permitted limited uranium enrichment. But the current debate over this deal is missing the most important point: The issue isn't whether it's fair to constrain the Saudis more than the Iranians, or whether there is an opportunity ...
The 1970s began with an optimistic outlook for uranium enrichment in the United States. All three gaseous diffusion plants — Paducah, Ky., Portsmouth, Ohio, and Oak Ridge — were operating at capacity with long-term contracts for their entire output. New enrichment plants were going to be needed to ...
America has had no uranium enrichment capability to meet such military needs since the 2013 closure of the Paducah enrichment plant, at which time the NNSA had projected that its supply would run out in 2027. The NNSA has now taken or plans to take four actions to extend its inventories of unobligated ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration manages U.S.-origin enriched uranium for certain needs such as for the production of tritium, which is used in nuclear weapons. After losing its last source of U.S.-origin enriched uranium in 2013, NNSA projected that its supply would run out in 2027. We found ...
Iran has previously warned of its ability to restore its uranium enrichment operations if the nuclear deal with the world powers fails as a result of US non-compliance with its undertakings. Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi also said in August that Iran can resume uranium enrichment within five days.
Tehran can resume enriching uranium up to 20 percent within a matter of 48 hours if the U.S. backs out of the nuclear deal, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic's Atomic Energy Organization said March 5. “We are capable of returning to our former enrichment capacity, or even to increased capacity ...
"While our mission at work is to safely cleanup this former DOE uranium enrichment plant, our mission in the community is to help agencies that improve the quality of life in this community. Sandy Borden of the United Fund of Jackson County is truly passionate in her fundraising efforts to help the needy in ...
Iran has insisted its nuclear work was solely peaceful, and in exchange for limiting its uranium enrichment, among other concessions, it won relief from economic sanctions that badly hurt its economy. Lavrov also cautioned against altering the agreement in light of the current international focus on North ...
TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that I do not believe the EU will accept to make restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment permanent. He adds that “I certainly do not think that Iran will accept it, as presented.”.
“The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power ...

My guess is that a careful analysis would conclude that Iran's national interests would be best served by spending very little on more uranium enrichment. Most countries with nuclear energy don't bother with their own enrichment, because the commercial market is highly reliable, other countries have ...
Previous negotiations stalemated over the treatment of uranium enrichment, with the United States insisting that Saudi Arabia accept a legally binding commitment not to engage in enrichment or plutonium reprocessing and the Saudis refusing to foreclose what they regard as their sovereign right to pursue ...
Ryabkov also said Washington "is tempted to use the moment to raise new issues with regard to the JCPOA," the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that limits Iran's nuclear program, including restricting uranium enrichment for 10 years. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday the U.S. wants an ...
Iran's latest public uprisings — spontaneous but not unexpected — lack the scope and organisation of the Green Movement protests of 2009, and did not arise from the traditional political forces in the country. However, they're being closely watched from inside and outside the country, as are the efforts of ...
... decommissioning work. Since then, reports have surfaced that the Trump administration is encouraging Saudi Arabia to consider bids by Westinghouse and other U.S. companies to build reactors — a politically controversial bid considering previous U.S. agreements prohibited the enrichment of uranium.
Ryabkov also said Washington "is tempted to use the moment to raise new issues with regard to the JCPOA," the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that limits Iran's nuclear program, including restricting uranium enrichment for 10 years. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday the US wants an ...
TVEL was set up by President Boris Yeltsin's decree on September 12, 1996. TVEL embraces the enterprises for production of nuclear fuel, conversion and enrichment of uranium, and manufacturing of centrifuges, as well as a number of research and development organizations. It is the exclusive supplier ...
The factory boasts concentrating 48% of Russian capacity and 20% of the world capacity for the separation of uranium isotopes and fulfills 80% of all the foreign customer orders for enrichment of uranium. The joint-stock company TVEL was set up by President Boris Yeltsin's decree on September 12, 1996.
The U.S. has insisted that countries signing such agreements set aside any plans for enrichment of uranium and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. ... Past deals have barred uranium enrichment for international projects which is an issue which has prevented Saudi Arabia from signing a 1-2-3 Agreement ...
Tom Lippman reported here last week that Westinghouse hopes to win an order for nuclear reactors from Saudi Arabia (KSA). He also referred to speculation that, to help Westinghouse, the United States would not insist on KSA foregoing uranium enrichment when it came to formulating the ...
Donald Trump has told congress on US efforts to secure multi-billion dollar reactor projects in Saudi Arabia, but did not reveal if loosening uranium enrichment rules.
who noted ongoing discussions with Saudi Arabia may “allow for the enrichment of uranium, which all previous US agreements have prohibited. ... of what's actually agreed to,” but confirmed that civilian nuclear energy production is possible without domestic uranium enrichment or plutonium reprocessing.
Iran Could Greatly Increase Uranium Enrichment, Says Spokesman. Jan. ... said on Wednesday a reimposition of sanctions by the United States would be a violation of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, adding that the Islamic Republic had the capacity to greatly increase its enrichment of uranium.
"Right after the US extended the 10-year sanctions, Iran should have restored its 20-percent uranium enrichment. But no action was taken.
“Right after the US extended the 10-year sanctions, Iran should have restored its 20-percent uranium enrichment. But no action was taken.
It also wants to rebuild a uranium enrichment plant that dates back to former apartheid-era President PW Botha in the 1980's. South Africa gave ...
But in reporting no violations, the quarterly review's takeaway was that Iran was honoring its commitments to crimp uranium enrichment and ...
When the deal ends in 2030, he says, Iran will be able to expand uranium enrichment and produce “a hundred bombs” within a short time.
After initially agreeing to work with the IAEA to foster transparency, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad resumed uranium enrichment in ...
... was reportedly behind the Stuxnet virus, dubbed the world's first digital weapon, which was used to disrupt Iran's uranium enrichment plants.
Uranium enrichment opens up the possibility of military use of nuclear materials, and is one of the key issues that lie at the heart of the crisis ...
... near the central city of Isfahan, a region that is home to the country's key nuclear facilities, including the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.
The work is on the AC100, a U.S. gas centrifuge uranium enrichment technology. UT-Battelle LLC operates Oak Ridge National Laboratory for ...
He warned that "we can produce uranium enrichment at 20 percent ... 2016, Iran agreed to stop the enrichment of uranium to 20 percent level.
The 2015 accord included a ban on high-level uranium enrichment -- 20 percent or more -- that would take Iran close to the level needed for a ...
The 2015 accord included a ban on high-level uranium enrichment -- 20 per cent or more -- that would take Iran close to the level needed for a ...
Economic sanctions were imposed on Iran over disagreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA on uranium enrichment ...
Iran had opened two paths in that direction, via uranium enrichment and through plutonium production. Under the “deal” Iran continues its ...
A nuclear bomb requires uranium enriched to 90-plus percent. If the Iran nuclear agreement is abolished, uranium enrichment will elevate, and, ...
The pact between six major powers and Iran restricts its uranium enrichment program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic ...
... Donald Trump has impacted Iranian business activity, and potentially provoked the state in to restarting its uranium enrichment programme.
The JCPOA is built on the NPT arising from a dispute between the United States and Iran about uranium enrichment, which is a “dual use” ...
Under the deal, Iran agreed to curb its disputed uranium enrichment ... said it seeks only civilian nuclear energy from its enrichment of uranium, ...


 

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