Iran has produced nuclear fuel pellets for its heavy water reactor

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November 24, 2007 15:31

 
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Iranian Vice President Gholam Reza Aghazadeh said Saturday that Iran has produced nuclear fuel pellets for its 40-megawatt heavy water nuclear reactor, a technological advancement in the cycle of nuclear fuel, according to the state news agency. "Fuel pellets to be used in the 40-megawatt Arak research reactor have been produced," IRNA quoted Aghzadeh as saying Saturday. Iran has gone a long way in building a 40-megawatt heavy water nuclear reactor in Arak, central Iran, which the United States fears could be used to produce plutonium and build nuclear weapons.

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