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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Iran did not follow up the establishment its heavy-water reactor at Arak, and all natural uranium granules have been remained at stores under the agency's monitoring, it pointed out.
The US desire to constrain Iran's heavy-water reactor in the city of Arak was one of the major issues in nearly two years of negotiations between the Big Six and Tehran.
DUBAI (Reuters) -- Six world powers will help Iran redesign its Arak heavy-water reactor so that it cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium, according to a document released by the state news agency IRNA Saturday.
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.
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.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Experts from the UN nuclear watchdog have started inspections at Iran's heavy-water reactor under construction at Arak, the ISNA news agency reported Sunday.
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).
Netanyahu has said the deal would prematurely ease sanctions against Iran without getting it to halt uranium enrichment or stop work on the heavy-water reactor.
The US and its allies have expressed concerns Iran could reprocess spent fuel from the heavy-water reactor into plutonium for building a nuclear warhead.
Aghazadeh said Iran has also made "good progress" in constructing a 40 Megawatt heavy-water reactor near Arak in central Iran.
15 said their case was under review by officials in the region of Arak, a town about 190 km south-west of Tehran where Iran is building a heavy-water reactor.