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Iran starts up second nuclear fuel network: ISNA

Iran has started enriching uranium in a second experimental network of centrifuges, Iran’s student news agency ISNA said on Friday, expanding a program which the West fears is intended to make nuclear bombs. ISNA quoted an “informed source” as saying “the injection of gas was carried out” in the past week. “We have obtained the product of the second cascade,” the source said. UF-6 gas, converted from uranium ore, is injected into cylindrical centrifuges which spin at supersonic speeds to heighten the product’s fissile content. Enrichment can yield fuel for power plants or, ultimately, material for atomic bombs. Full Story

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