Yazd Radiation Processing Center (YRPC)

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Last Updated: January 1, 2011
Other Name: N/A
Location: Yazd
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
Size: 1,700 square meters
Facility Status: Operational

The Yazd Radiation Processing Center (YRPC) is one of the newest industrial complexes in Iran. It is engaged in geophysical research to analyze the mineral deposits surrounding the city. Uranium-rich Yazd province also contains the Saghand uranium mine and the uranium facilities at Ardekan. [1] The AEOI expects this center to play an important role in supporting the medical and polymer industries. [2] The YRPC is equipped with a Rhodotron TT200 accelerator, made by IBA, Belgium, with outputs of 5 and 10MeV beam lines and a maximum power of 100KW. [3]

Sources:
[1] "Iran: New Russian Consulate to Open in Uranium-Rich Yazd Province," BBC Monitoring Middle East, 21 October 2006.
[2] Ghannadi-Maragheh, "Atomic Energy Organization of Iran," Presented at the World Nuclear Association Annual Symposium, World Nuclear Association 2002, 4-6 September 2002.
[3] Ghannadi-Maragheh, "Atomic Energy Organization of Iran," Presented at the World Nuclear Association Annual Symposium, World Nuclear Association 2002, 4-6 September 2002.

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