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    The SRR-1 is a 30KW miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR), supplied by China and modeled after the Canadian Slowpoke reactor. [3] The MNSR is a pool-type reactor that uses highly enriched uranium (HEU) as fuel (90 percent U-235), light water as a coolant and moderator, and a beryllium reflector. [4] China provided Syria with an initial fuel ...

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    Soreq Nuclear Research Center (SNRC)

    According to the website of the Soreq Nuclear Research Center (SNRC), the research center serves numerous purposes. Research at Soreq focuses on introduction and incorporation of radiation-based techniques for practical use, such as developing equipment for nuclear medicine and radio-pharmaceutics and testing and developing methods to detect contraband and security-threat materials. [1]

    Soreq has several divisions: ElectroOptics, Non-Destructive Testing, a ...

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    Sŭngni Automobile Factory

    The Sŭngni Automobile Factory has produced the majority of North Korea's vehicles since the plant was opened in 1958 with Soviet and Czech assistance. The factory was called the "Tŏkch'ŏn Automobile Factory (德川自動車工場)" until 1975, when it was renamed the "Sŭngni Automobile Factory." At the end of 1999, when a structural reform of factories and enterprises was implemented ...

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    Shin'gye-kun Scud Missile Base

    Construction of the missile base began in 1985, but was suspended late in the year. In 1985, the road to the missile base was unpaved. According to defector Im Yŏng Sŏn, a delay in missile development might have resulted in the halt of construction. Im says officers at the construction site said the missiles to be deployed at ...

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    Sunch'ŏn Uranium Mine

    There are conflicting reports about the status of this mine, even from the same sources. According to defector Kim Tae Ho, the mine's uranium was depleted in 1987. Author Chang Chun Ik says the mine was abandoned in 1987 after all accessible uranium had been extracted, but he also says that the mine was in operation as of ...

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    The Soviet Union established a network of regional enterprises known as "Radon" in 1958 to manage nuclear and radioactive waste. By 1980, their network grew to include 15 facilities. In 2008, Ros RAO was founded in St. Petersburg and consolidated management for the other 14 branches of "Radon." [1] The General Directorate is currently located ...

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    Shahroud Missile Test Site

    Iran constructed the Shahroud missile test facility in the late 1980s with Chinese and North Korean assistance, and it has remained the main test facility for the Shahab missile series. [1] In July 1998, Iran launched the first, apparently unsuccessful, test flight of a Shahab-3 missile from the site. [2] In August 2013, Jane's Intelligence Review reported that over the ...

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    Nuclear Fuel Research Laboratory

    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. [2] The AEA constructed the laboratory with assistance and equipment from West Germany, and it became operational sometime between 1988 and ...

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    Nuclear Raw Materials Survey

    In 1955, the Raw Materials Survey was established. Its primary activities included training scientific and technical staff in the fields of radiometric prospecting with Geiger-Muller and scintillation counters, prospecting with car-borne instruments, aerial gama-prospecting and other methodologies.

    Source: Slobodan Nakicenovic, Nuclear Energy in Yugoslavia, (Belgrade: Export Press, 1961), pp. 76, 77.

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    Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF)

    Iran began construction of the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at Esfahan in 1999 based on design information provided by China. [1] Tehran had received the required documents and training before China cancelled a contract to construct two UCFs in Iran under intense diplomatic pressure from the United States. [2] Construction of the first process line ended in 2004 and production ...

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    Tsentralnoye Mining Directorate

    Tsentralnoye Mining Directorate entered into production in 1982 at the Kanzhugan deposit. Uranium is extracted using a sulphuric acid leachate. [1] During the Soviet era, material from the Stepnoye and Tsentralnoye Mining Directorates was processed at Kara Balta Ore Mining Combine in Kyrgyzstan. In 1993, Kazakhstan reduced the amount of material shipped to Kyrgyzstan and redirected most {{glossary-term:"uranium":"uranium" ...

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