Sihala Enrichment Plant

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Last Updated: March 1, 2011
Other Name: N/A
Location: Approximately 20km SE of Islamabad
Subordinate To: Unknown
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

The Sihala Enrichment Facility is reportedly a pilot enrichment plant built in 1978 using equipment and technology clandestinely acquired from Western states. The facility is not under IAEA safeguards, and no further open source information is available on its current operational status.

[1] Jeffrey T. Richelson, Spying on the Bomb (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007), pp. 330-332.
[2] Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks (International Institute for Strategic Studies: London, 2007).

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