Enrichment of Nuclear Fuel

Enrichment of Nuclear Fuel

 

(1) Any process that artificially increases the content of the fissionable isotope 235U in a mixture of isotopes of uranium.

(2) An imprecise but widely used term that denotes the artificial increase of the content of a fissionable isotope in a nuclear fuel by the addition of that isotope to the fuel.

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At all stages the UAE has demonstrated the peaceful objectives of its program without ambiguity, including a voluntary commitment to forego the domestic enrichment of nuclear fuel," Shaikh Abdullah said.
This was evident from the Russian declaration that it would be willing to build 12 more nuclear reactors in India, as well as enter into an agreement for reprocessing and enrichment of nuclear fuel and technology transfer.
Topics include: mining, milling, and enrichment of nuclear fuel resources; fabrication and transportation, fuel reprocessing, safe waste disposal, and other technical information.
The UAE has made a commitment in its nuclear energy law to forgo domestic enrichment of nuclear fuel and the reprocessing of nuclear materials.
Salehi said that Iran has, in line with the bid to safeguard and enjoy its absolute right for peaceful use of nuclear energy, successfully started building another semi-industrial facility for enrichment of nuclear fuel.
This insistence on complete transparency is to avoid any possible international political sensitivities around enrichment, and Al Hammadi reiterated to Gulf News that any enrichment of nuclear fuel in the UAE is ruled out.
We would limit, on a voluntary basis, the level of our enrichment of nuclear fuel," he said.