Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Ghannadi says Iranian researchers have succeeded in producing fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor.
Ghannadi said on Saturday that Iranian researchers have been able to produce fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor “according to schedule.”
Emphasizing that no modern technology has impacted human life as much as the nuclear technology, Ghannadi said Iran has also taken major steps towards producing this form of clean energy for use in such fields as nuclear medicine, curing cancer patients as well as nuclear agricultural industry.
Referring to the production of radiopharmaceuticals in the Islamic Republic, Ghannadi said “Iran is on a par with advanced countries with respect to producing some radiopharmaceuticals and has been able to produce some radiopharmaceuticals that are still in research stages in European countries.”
On February 15, Iran placed the first indigenous fuel rods into the heart of the Tehran Research Reactor. The fuel rods were produced at the Isfahan nuclear facility and transferred to the Tehran Research Reactor under the supervision of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors.
By placing nuclear plates into the Tehran reactor, Iran has taken the final step in completing the nuclear fuel cycle.
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