Iran unveils nuclear acheivements

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Press TV -(Tue Apr 9, 2013) The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled three nuclear achievements in the country’s central province of Yazd on the occasion of the National Day of Nuclear Technology.

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued on Tuesday the order to launch Shahid Rezaeinejad yellowcake production plant and Saghand uranium mines in Ardakan as well as the country’s first industrial electron accelerator in the city of Taft.
The uranium extracted from Saghand mines in Yazd will be processed and turned into yellowcake in Shahid Rezaeinejad complex, which has the capacity to annually produce 60 tons of yellowcake.
The Iranian president said via video conferencing in the inauguration ceremony that the country’s nuclear industry is developing and that, every day, the Iranian nation is witnessing new achievements in the field.
Yellowcake is a kind of uranium concentrate powder obtained from leach solutions, in an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores.
In December 2010, the first consignment of indigenous yellowcake was transferred to Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) from Gachin mines under the surveillance of the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA).
Iran maintains that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the IAEA, it has every right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Fars NA -(Tue Apr 9, 2013) Iran Inaugurates Two More Uranium Facilities on Nuclear Technology Day

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated two uranium processing facilities in the Central province of Yazd on the occasion of the National Day of Nuclear Technology on Tuesday.
Saghand uranium complex near the Central city of Ardakan and Shahid Rezayeenejad Yellow Cake production facility kicked off work at the order of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday.
Uranium ores are extracted from the depth of 350 meters in Saghand mine near Ardakan and are then sent to Rezayeenejad complex to be converted into Yellow Cake (also known as Uranium Oxide). Rezayeenejad complex’s annual production capacity stands at 60 tons of output.
President Ahmadinejad issued the order for the start of the operation at the two nuclear facilities through a video conference connection and during a ceremony held to mark the National Day of the nuclear technology.
In April 2006, President Ahmadinejad announced that Iran had succeeded in completing the nuclear fuel production cycle at laboratory scale, which made Iran one of the world’s 9 established nuclear states. Following the event, April 9 was named as the day of nuclear technology.

IRNA  -(Tue Apr 9, 2013) Saghand uranium mines become operational

Saghand uranium mines, located in the central Yazd province, came on stream on Tuesday upon order of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The plants were inaugurated throught a video conference on the occasion of National Nuclear Technology Day.
A ceremony to commemorate National Nuclear Technology Day began here this morning in the presence of President Ahmadinejad.

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