heavy-water reactor


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heavy-water reactor

n
(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor that uses heavy water as moderator
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An Iranian diplomat later said China may get a significant share in a consortium on the reconstruction of the heavy-water reactor in Iran's Arak, the Russian outlet said.
Outlining plans to modify that heavy-water reactor, the draft, dated June 19, offers to "establish an international partnership" to rebuild it into a less proliferation-prone facility while leaving Iran in "the leadership role as the project owner and manager.
Prior to the deal, it was repeatedly stated over the years that Iran's key facilities of Fordow, an underground uranium enrichment plant; and Arak, a heavy-water reactor suitable for plutonium production, would have to be shut down.
Secondly, with regard to the plutonium produced by any other reactor, such as Bushehr, there will be no reprocessing to extract plutonium, no reprocessing research and development, no other heavy-water reactor for at least 15 years, "and any excess heavy water will be sold on the international market," he said.
Iran has refused to close down an underground uranium enrichment plant at Fordow and a planned heavy-water reactor at Arak with the potential to yield plutonium.
Its incursion into Argentina, related to construction of a pressurized heavy-water reactor at the Atucha plant, is limited to providing equipment and services under a long-term financing.
A key issue still to be resolved is the future of the Arak heavy-water reactor, which Iran says will be used for research but which world powers say could provide Tehran with an alternative route to an atom bomb.
Prominent among all concerns was Iran's heavy-water reactor at Arak, as well as its established enriched uranium stocks, which could be used to make at least one bomb or perhaps several.
Fabius again said Iran must suspend construction of its Arak heavy-water reactor and halt uranium enrichment to a concentration of 20 percent to win an easing of international sanctions that are strangling its economy, a long-held position by Paris.
The agreement will also define Iran's control over developing a heavy-water reactor at Arak to produce plutonium, and an extensive and intrusive inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
An explosion at Iran's heavy-water reactor will delay the construction of the controversial nuclear plant at Arak in western Iran, according to Israeli website Debkafile, which has close contacts with Mossad and other intelligence services in the Jewish state.
In the nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, fuel rods used for an experimental heavy-water reactor under construction in Arak, western Iran, were shown.