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The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said on 8 April in a message marking National Nuclear Technology Day that Iran’s nuclear activities were continuing despite the novel coronavirus outbreak and continuing US sanctions.

Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2020
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) completed a five-day mission to Ghana on 20 April. It said the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) had shown a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the GHARR-1 research reactor core to use low-enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium (HEU). GHARR-1 is a low-power research reactor with a maximum thermal power level of 30kW. It is a commercial type of Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) designed, manufactured and constructed by the China Institute of Atomic Energy. GHARR-1, which began operating in 1994, was initially fuelled with 90.2% HEU and is used for trace element analysis for industrial and agricultural purposes, research, education and training.

Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
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