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    Bandar Abbas Uranium Production Plant (BUP)

    Iran's only operating mining and milling facility is at Gchine or Gachin, near the port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf. The Bandar Abbas Uranium Production Plant (BUP), which became operational in 2006, processes the uranium ore extracted from the Gchine mine, and is designed for a maximum output of 21 tons of uranium per year. [1 ...

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    Karaj Waste Storage Facility

    The IAEA learned of the Karaj radioactive waste storage facility in 2003. In the same year, Iran shipped dismantled equipment used in laser enrichment experiments and materials resulting from uranium conversion experiments to the site, where IAEA inspectors viewed them in October 2003. [1] Environmental samples taken by the IAEA at the ...

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    Heavy Water Zero Power Reactor (ENTC-HWZPR)

    China constructed the Heavy Water Zero Power Reactor (HWZPR) in 1991, and the unit first became operational in 1995. [1] The reactor uses heavy water as a moderator and runs on natural uranium fuel. [2] Although the reactor is not suitable for producing plutonium, Iran has been able to use it to gain experience in the ...

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    Amir Kabir University of Technology

    Established in 1958, Amir Kabir University of Technology offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees in nuclear engineering, physics, mining and metallurgy engineering and mathematics. [1] Tehran has allegedly used the university as a front company to purchase sensitive items abroad, including attempting to purchase neutron-shielding equipment from a U.S. company. [2] The university is also involved ...

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    Fajr Industrial Group

    According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the Fajr Industrial Group (FIG) "is involved in the production and acquisition of precision equipment for missile guidance and control systems." [1] Both the UN and the U.S. government have imposed sanctions on the FIG, and UNSCR 1747 specifically imposed travel and financial sanctions on the head of the FIG, Mohsen ...

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    General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA)

    Currently, Turkey does not have infrastructure for the commercial mining of uranium or thorium. [1] The General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration is responsible for the exploration of ore deposits in Turkey, including uranium and thorium. [2] Turkey has limited indigenous access to uranium, with known deposits estimated at approximately 9,000 metric tons. The deposits are spread over ...

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    Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Centre (ÇNAEM)

    Turkey founded the Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Centre (ÇNAEM) in 1962. It is the primary nuclear research facility in Turkey. The TR-2 research reactor, nuclear fuel facility unit, and the radioactive waste processing and storage facility are all located on the grounds of the ÇNAEM. Other facilities at the Centre include laboratories for radioisotopes, radiopharmaceuticals, and radioactivity analysis. [1 ...

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    Josef Stefan Institute

    Construction of Josef Stefan Institute began in 1949 and was completed in 1953. When it opened in 1954, the focus of the Institute was to train young professionals and conduct research to develop new nuclear related technologies. [1] That mandate remains current to this day (2004). Under IAEA sponsorship, the Institute has trained engineers, offering courses in nuclear material handling ...

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