Dimona


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Dimona

(dīmō`nə) [Heb.,=wasting], town (1994 pop. 30,400), S Israel, in the Negev Desert. It is the seat of the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Mining and the production of textiles, chemicals, and processed minerals are also important. A development town, it was founded in 1955 and named for ancient Dimonah, which was located nearby. Because of its capacity as a site for nuclear weapons, Dimona was a target of Iraqi missiles in the Persian Gulf WarPersian Gulf Wars,
two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent.

The First Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, Jan.–Feb.
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The waste is collected at the Dimona facility, packed in barrels and currently is buried near the compound.
The one exception south of the Ashdod-Jerusalem line is Israel's nuclear reactor at Dimona. If Israel were to launch an attack against Iran's nuclear facilities, a retaliatory Scud strike by Hezbollah against Dimona may have been suitably reciprocal and possibly worth the logistical challenges posed by the missile.
rockets [from Gaza] approach Dimona nuclear reactor ...
Dimona, desert site of a nuclear reactor and widely assumed to have a role in atomic weaponry, was targeted by locally made M-75 long-range rockets, militants said.
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He agreed that the US could inspect the Dimona site where it was being made.
The Jerusalem Post said the drone was downed 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor, it is widely assumed in Israel that the drone was trying to film that site, but why it would want to do so remains unclear.
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And in 2010, an Israeli warplane shot down an apparently unmanned balloon near the Dimona nuclear reactor in southern Israel.
The Times (of London) reported in June 2008, that Israel's plutonium reactor, located near the city of Dimona, was a priority target for Iran's strategic missile forces, specifically its batteries of long-range Shhab-3 missiles, just as they were for Iraqi Scud missiles in 1991 during the first Gulf war.