Nuclear Sites

Esfahan Nuclear Technology Center/Research Reactors

According to the IAEA, Iran has a light water sub-critical reactor (LWSCR) that uses uranium metal fuel.  The reactor operates only a few days per year.  The Miniaturized Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) is a research reactor of Chinese origin.  The MNSR has been in operation since the mid-1990s and has a lifetime supply of one kilogram of 90.2 percent enriched fuel. The Heavy Water Zero Power Reactor, supplied by China, went critical in 1995. There is also a decommissioned graphite sub-critical reactor (GSCR) which used uranium metal fuel.

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