Light Water Sub-Critical Reactor (ENTC-LWSCR)

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Last Updated: January 1, 2011
Other Name: IR-0002
Location: Esfahan (Isfahan) Nuclear Technology Center (INTC)
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
Size: Zero power
Facility Status: Operational

The Light Water Sub-Critical Reactor (LWSCR) is a zero power reactor that runs on uranium metal fuel. [1] China supplied the reactor and the fuel to Iran in 1988, and it first became operational in 1992. [2] Iran uses the reactor for training purposes, and on average keeps it online for two hours per day. [3]

Sources:
[1] "Nuclear Research Reactors in the World, Research Reactor Details - ENTC LWSCR," International Atomic Energy Agency, www.iaea.org; "Nuclear Sites, Esfahan Nuclear Technology Center/Research Reactors," Institute for Science and International Security, www.isisnucleariran.org.
[2] "Nuclear Research Reactors in the World, Research Reactor Details - ENTC LWSCR," International Atomic Energy Agency, www.iaea.org.
[3] "Nuclear Research Reactors in the World, Research Reactor Details - ENTC LWSCR," International Atomic Energy Agency, www.iaea.org.

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