Iran Atomic Energy Organization to enrich stable isotopes in cooperation with Russia
TEHRAN, Iran, Sep.14
Iran has started the second phase of stable isotopes production via gas centrifuge on Saturday, said the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
"The enrichment is not only for uranium and we would enrich other elements alongside uranium enrichment projects," said Ali Akbar Salehi, Trend reports citing TASNIM.
"The first phase of stable isotopes production via gas centrifuge has been successfully implemented by cooperation with Russia and using IR1 centrifuge and with the feasibility of stable isotopes with xenon and tellurium," he said.
"We have achieved enrichment of stable isotopes and its related technology. Furthermore, our engineers have written software projects, that would design installation of stable isotopes enrichment," he said.
"The following project would be operated in the next two years the price of stable isotopes is around $140 that could have considerable value," he said.
"We are currently using IR1 centrifuges for stable isotopes enrichment like tellurium in form of pilot and seek to industrialize it," he said.
"The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and Russia have reached a new path and have taken big steps in the production of stable isotopes, in this regard the required primary infrastructure for production has been provided," he said.
Salehi also referred to IAEA Director General visit Iran saying Iran's officials have implemented measures that have solved the ambiguous conditions and challenges with the IAEA.
"The major works in Atomic Energy Organization of Iran were in health, radiopharmaceuticals, monitoring new technologies including quantum technologies, enrichment, stable isotopes, exploration and discoveries, new plants," he added.