Fordow Nuclear Facility: Iran to start injecting uranium gas, another break from nuclear deal


Fordow Nuclear Facility is an underground Iranian uranium enrichment centre located 32 km of the Iranian city of Qom.

The president of Iran Hassan Rouhani announced on November 5 that they will start injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges. Rouhani said that the entire process will be carried in a phased manner and will be filled with uranium gas. Iran’s president announced that first uranium gas injection will be taken place in Fordow nuclear facility. However, it was not mentioned whether the centrifuges, which are at its nuclear facility in Fordow, would be used to produce enriched uranium.

Iran had shut down the Fordow nuclear plant last year accepting the condition to stop all kinds of Uranium enrichment. Iran has started reversing its commitments step-by-step since May this year, after announcing its withdrawal from the US nuclear agreement. Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran had informed the IAEA over the start of injecting UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) into centrifuges at Fordow nuclear facility.

Fordow Nuclear Facility
Fordow Nuclear Facility is an underground Iranian uranium enrichment centre located 32 km of the Iranian city of Qom. Iran had initially declared that Fordow nuclear facility has about 3000 centrifuges. This nuclear plant was disclosed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on September 21, 2009. Iran stated in its earlier

declaration that the purpose of Fordow Nuclear Facility was to the production of UF6 enriched up to 5 per cent of U-235. In January 2012, IAEA found that Iran had started producing uranium enriched up to 20 per cent.

Source: JagranJosh

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