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    National Center for Scientific Research

    The research institute comprises four separate divisions: biomedicine, chemistry, bioengineering, and electronics. It provides analytic and technical services to other scientific institutions, according to Manuel Limonta, former director of CIGB, along with leading the country in post-graduate bioscience education.

    While CIGB has replaced CENIC as Cuba's premier bioscientific institution, historically this institute has played an important role in Cuban biotechnology ...

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    National Center for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control (NCNSRC)

    Established in 1982, the NCNSRC is Egypt's nuclear licensing authority and inspectorate. It has three divisions: Nuclear Regulations and Emergencies; Radiation Control; and Safety of Nuclear Installations. [2] The center handles radiation protection for personnel and the environment, and is also responsible for other regulatory and safety issues related to Egypt's nuclear installations. [3]

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    Nuclear Electronics Laboratory

    From 1986 to 1996 the IAEA helped the AECS to upgrade its nuclear electronics laboratory. The IAEA provided spare parts and components, allowing the AECS to indigenously design and construct tools used for the maintenance and repair of nuclear instrumentation. The IAEA also trained AECS personnel in the repair, maintenance and servicing of nuclear instruments.

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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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