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WORLD
October 25, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
The powerful speaker of Iran's parliament today derided a Western-backed proposal to transfer the bulk of the country's enriched-uranium stockpile abroad as a trick meant to rob Iran of its nuclear fuel. "My guess is that the Americans have made a secret deal with certain countries to take [low]-enriched uranium away from us under the pretext of providing nuclear fuel," Ali Larijani, who is close to supreme leader Ali Khamenei, told the Iranian Students News Agency. "We hope Iranian officials will pay due attention to this issue."
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SCIENCE
March 18, 2011 | By Ralph Vartabedian, W.J. Hennigan and Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Workers struggling to contain radioactive releases from the Fukushima power plant face two critical tasks to avoid turning a nuclear disaster into a catastrophe: preventing a runaway chain reaction into the nuclear fuel and maintaining a massive flow of seawater through the damaged pools and reactor vessels. There are few options, none of them good. "The most imaginative engineers in the world couldn't have dreamed up a situation like this," said Najmedin Meshkati, a USC professor and nuclear power expert.
WORLD
October 24, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
The international community waited anxiously today for Iran's response to a proposal to transfer the bulk of its nuclear material abroad to be turned into fuel for a peaceful medical research and treatment reactor. Earlier in the day, the United States, Russia and France formally signed off on the plan, which would retrofit the bulk of Iran's nuclear fuel stockpile into rods for a Tehran reactor used to diagnose and treat cancer. The U.S. delivered its positive response to the proposal to Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, a spokesman for the National Security Council confirmed this morning.
WORLD
March 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Iran has proposed setting up a nuclear fuel production facility within its borders with international help, the Iranian Embassy said Tuesday. The proposal is an alternative to Russia's offer to play host to Iran's nuclear fuel production to ease concern that Tehran could develop weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for generating electricity.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | Associated Press
A device that was lowering a nuclear fuel bundle into a pool of water at the Pilgrim plant accidentally dropped its load Wednesday, but no damage was detected, plant officials said. A refueling process that was about two-thirds complete was halted.
WORLD
October 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran has launched a second batch of centrifuges at its pilot nuclear fuel plant despite possible U.N. Security Council sanctions, diplomats said. Tehran this month fired up the new cascade of 164 interconnected centrifuges, which can enrich uranium for power-plant or nuclear-bomb fuel, to go with an initial batch of 164 centrifuges, the diplomats said.
WORLD
January 27, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will allow Tehran to continue far more research and development on centrifuges to enrich uranium than has been publicly recognized, according to a veteran Washington nuclear analyst. In a new report, David Albright, president of the nonpartisan Institute for Science and International Security, said the deal may delay development of new centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility that haven't yet been fed with uranium hexaflouride, a compound used to produce nuclear fuel.
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