+7 (701) 759 90 19
USD 375.91 EUR 416.85
RUB 6.10 CNY 54.77
News

IAEA on Low Enriched Uranium Bank creation in Kazakhstan

7 March 2017 16:57
Share in:
IAEA on Low Enriched Uranium Bank creation in Kazakhstan

BAKU. KAZINFORM International Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Kazakhstan will be built by September 2017, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said addressing the Agency's Board of Governors in Vienna March 6, IAEA said in a message, Kazinform refers to Trend.

“Construction of the LEU Storage Facility is proceeding on schedule and Kazakhstan expects to have the facility built, and ready to receive LEU, by September this year,” he said.

He noted that there is increasing interest in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and the need for Agency nuclear verification activities is growing steadily.

The IAEA LEU Bank will be a physical reserve of up to 90 tons of LEU, sufficient to run a 1,000 MWe light-water reactor. Such a reactor can power a large city for three years. The IAEA LEU Bank will be located at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in Oskemen in north-eastern Kazakhstan. It will act as a supplier of LEU for the IAEA Member States in case they cannot obtain it on the global commercial market or otherwise.


Keywords: IAEA,
Share in:
+7
Send
Employees online
Editor
Nurmaganbetova Zhanna
Nurmaganbetova Zhanna
954-048
Editor
Kudrenok Tatyana
Kudrenok Tatyana
954-048
Editor
Temirgaliyeva Arailym
Temirgaliyeva Arailym
954-048

Archive