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    Zerlina

    India's third research reactor, Zerlina, reached criticality on January 14, 1961. This zero-energy experimental reactor was indigenously built but used U.S.-supplied heavy water as a moderator and coolant. Zerlina was used for studies of the spatial arrangement of fissionable and nonfissionable materials in uranium heavy water reactors. The tank-type reactor was the first ...

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    Vira Laboratory

    A 1995 Intelligence Newsletter report claimed that Vira tested chemical and biological products on animals and that Dr. Abbas Pour (also alleged head of the Special Industries Organization) was said to control the laboratory.

    According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, as of January 1999, the Vira Laboratory focused on soil contamination agents and had successfully engaged in ...

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    Wazir Khan Khosa Test Site

    Responding to India's tests, and following its own nuclear tests at Ras Koh on 28 May 1998, Pakistan conducted an additional test at the Wazir Khan Khosa Test Site in the Kharan Desert. [1] Afterwards, the U.S. intelligence community disagreed over the test's yield and whether the Ras Koh device was plutonium-based. [2] No ...

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    Zletovska Reka uranium deposit

    Zletovska Reka consists of tertiary Dacite and Andesite, with Uraninite as its primary uranium mineral. [1] The ore found at this deposit is connected with Siderite, Barite, Fluorite and Quartz as Gangue. There was a pilot-scale mine constructed but a record of ore production is not available for review. [2]

    Sources:
    [1] Maurice Degraaf., "Europe," Uranium Resource ...

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    Myanmar

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

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    South Africa

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

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    Ernest J. Moniz

    Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz is chief executive officer and co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). He began serving in June 2017.

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