posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 11:28 AM
Russia and Kazakhstan are going to open a uranium enrichment center in the city of Angarsk. The idea is to defuse situations like Irans nuclear
program. Countries could get their uranium from there and then return it. Thereby removing the potential for misuse.
Earlier in October, Russia and Kazakhstan established their first joint venture to enrich uranium in Angarsk, near Irkutsk, about 5,000 km (3,100
miles) east of Moscow.
The city "has always been connected with the nuclear sector's civilian side. The enterprise in Angarsk can be put under IAEA control, and it has
additional reserve capacities," Kiriyenko said then.
Kazakhstan holds 15% of the world's uranium reserves and has an expanding mining sector, which aims to hit at an annual production of 15,000 tons of
uranium by 2010. Under the Soviet system, Russia and Kazakhstan shared a nuclear power infrastructure under the Ministry of Medium Machine
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Great, just what the world needs, more radioactive material. Although it 'shouldn't' be weapons grade, I still don't have a good feeling
But, on the other hand, we do need to save the planet from global warming. So we'd better start finding alternative means of getting our