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Update on the Arak Heavy Water Reactor in Iran

Update on the Arak Heavy Water Reactor in Iran photo

August 25, 2009

On August 11, 2009, ISIS released a report on Iran’s IR-40 heavy water reactor at Arak, which is currently under construction.  The report raised several questions regarding the reactor’s planned fuel and the status of its construction.  Since the release of that report, ISIS has received additional information on these issues, shedding more light on the origin of the Arak reactor fuel rod bundle depicted in President Ahmadinejad’s visit to the Fuel Manufacturing Plant at Esfahan.

The full report can be found here: Update on the Arak Heavy Water Reactor in Iran

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