Nuclear Fuel Research Laboratory
|Other Name:||Semi-Pilot Fuel Laboratory; Semi-Pilot Heavy Water Laboratory|
|Location:||Nuclear Research Center (NRC), Inshas (NE Cairo suburb)|
|Subordinate To:||Department of Metallurgy, Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) |
The Nuclear Fuel Research Laboratory is a UO2 fuel fabrication facility used for experimenting with the production of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) fuel. It has a capacity of just over 0.1 tons of heavy metal per year.  The AEA constructed the laboratory with assistance and equipment from West Germany, and it became operational sometime between 1988 and 1989. 
 Nuclear Fuel Cycle Information System, "List of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities," International Atomic Energy Agency, www-nfcis.iaea.org.
 Judith Perera, "Nuclear Industry of Egypt," March 2003, p. 17, www.opensource.gov.
 Barbary M. Gregory, "Egypt's Nuclear Program: Assessing Supplier Based and Other Developmental Constraints," The Nonproliferation Review, Fall 1995, p. 23.
 IAEA, "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Arab Republic of Egypt: Report by the Director General," 14 February 2005, pp. 1-5, www.carnegieendowment.org.
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