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Arad Phosphate Mine

Other Name: Zefa E'fe; Zefa; Rotem
Location: Mishor Rotem
Subordinate To: Rotem Amfert Negev Ltd.
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

Located near the Rotem Amfert Negev Phosphate Plant, the phosphate deposits at the Arad mine are considered to be of the highest grade in Israel. The phosphate ore at Arad contains less than 225 ppm uranium. [1]


[1] Franz J. Dahlkamp, Uranium Deposits of the World: Asia (Berlin: Springer, 2009), p. 451.

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This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2015.

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