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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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    Veterinary Research Institute

    The Veterinary Research Institute was founded in the late 1940's or early 1950's, but any connections to the North Korean BW program are unclear. According to North Korea media sources, Kim Il Sung met with institute founder Kim Chong Hŭi in 1947 to discuss education and research in the field of animal diseases, as well as the need ...

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    Turkish Reactor 2 (TR-2)

    Turkish Reactor 2 is an upgraded version of the TR-1, Turkey's first nuclear research reactor. The TR-1 was a 1MWt pool-type research reactor that operated from 1962 until 1977. With assistance from the Belgian firm Belgonucléaire, Turkey upgraded the TR-1 to a 5MWt reactor from 1980 to 1981. The TR-2 went critical in December 1981. The ...

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    Uranium Enrichment Plant

    The Uranium Enrichment Plant was developed in Trombay during the early 1980s while India was acquiring centrifuge technology. The facility was completed in 1985 as a pilot-scale ultracentrifuge plant. Enriched uranium from this facility was later fabricated into fuel for the CIRUS and Dhruva nuclear reactors. In 1990, a larger uranium enrichment ...

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    Van de Graff Accelerator

    On 9 February 1956, Egypt signed a contract with the Soviet Union to obtain a 2.5 MeV Van De Graff Accelerator and equipment for a nuclear laboratory. [2] Egypt commissioned the Van de Graff Accelerator in 1959, making it the country's first nuclear facility. [3]

    According to R. Scott Kemp, only particle accelerators that can accelerate {{glossary-term:"proton":"protons" ...

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    TESLA Scientific Center

    The TESLA Scientific Center was founded in 1996 as an association of institutions from countries in southeastern Europe, including Yugoslavia. The Center conducts fundamental and applied research in physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science including the production and application of radioisotopes in the medical field. The center primary installation is the VYNCY cyclotron which was completed in 1998 ...

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    University of Prishtina

    One of the successors to the former University of Pristina, The University of Prishtina comprises of 14 faculties, with two Applied Sciences and Engineering departments located in Kosovska Mitrovica and Uroševac.

    Source: University of Prishtina, “Administrata-Qendrore,”

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    This article provides an overview of India’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

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