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Iran to produce fuel for nuclear reactor

April 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM   |   Comments

TEHRAN, April 10 (UPI) -- Iranian officials say they have ordered scientists to conduct two nuclear chain reactions to produce fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor.

The enrichment procedures will be conducted at the Natanz enrichment site in Iran's Isfahan province, INRA, the Islamic Republic News Agency, reported.

Additionally, Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran's Nuclear Energy Organization, said Saturday second and third generation centrifuges have been successfully tested.

Abbasi made the comments at a ceremony in Tehran commemorating the fifth nuclear technology festival. He said first generation centrifuges are producing enriched uranium to a level of less than five percent.

Abbasi also said safety considerations have delayed the commissioning of the Bushehr power plant.

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