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Iranian-Made Stable Isotopes

Iranian-Made Stable Isotopes Iranian-Made Stable Isotopes

Iran has set up a plant for the production of stable isotopes, said the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization. Lauding the recent achievement, Asghar Zarean said Iran has now joined the very few countries that possess the technologies to produce stable isotopes.  “This has come about by exploiting indigenous technical knowledge,” the official said, Mehr News Agency reported. According to him, Germany, Russia and Ireland are among the few countries that produce stable isotopes.  The plan to produce raw material for stable isotopes went operational in the Uranium Conversion Facility of Isfahan on Sunday.  Zarean said the project will enter the commercial phase in the next three months in order to meet domestic demands.  “The grounds will also be prepared for the exports of raw materials needed for the production of stable isotopes.” Stable isotopes are used in various areas including oil, gas and petrochemical industries in addition to the realm of medicine, radiotherapy and radiography.