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Iran has started the exploitation phase in the central province of Yazd for what is believed to be the biggest uranium mine. After extraction, the uranium from this mine will apparently be sent to Isfahan for purification and for making nuclear fuel. According to Mohammed Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), “expanding nuclear power production and application of radiation are among the major goals pursued by the AEOI as part of the comprehensive strategic plan for the nuclear industry".

Iran Begins Exploitation of ‘Biggest’ Uranium Mine

Iran has started the exploitation phase in the central province of Yazd for what is believed to be the biggest uranium mine. After extraction, the uranium from this mine will apparently be sent to Isfahan for purification and for making nuclear fuel. According to Mohammed Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), “expanding nuclear power production and application of radiation are among the major goals pursued by the AEOI as part of the comprehensive strategic plan for the nuclear industry”.

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