heavy water


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water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors

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Karachi, Oct 20(ANI): A seven-hour emergency was imposed at a nuclear power plant in Pakistan following leakage of heavy water from a feeder pipe of the reactor, a media report has said.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi had announced that the six world powers are to endorse a document on redesigning Arak heavy water reactor soon.
Islamabad, Oct 22(ANI): The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has said that the recent incident of heavy water leakage in the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) was minor in nature, and has been reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry's Director General for Political Affairs and International Security Hamid Baeedinejad announced that the document to redesign Arak heavy water reactor was signed by Tehran and the world powers after they accepted Iran's practical proposals in this regard.
According to War Office files, they were part of a glider operation, code named Freshman, to destroy a heavy water plant at Rjukan in Norway in late November 1942.
The interim report of an internal probe by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd ( NPCIL) hinted that the insider could have deliberately added heavy water containing tritium to a drinking water cooler, Chavan said.
The UN deadline does not demand a halt to operations at the plant or a nearby reactor that Iran is building to use the heavy water, focusing on what is seen as the more urgent concern of uranium enrichment.
AP quoted Manouchehr Madadi, top official of the heavy-water plant, as saying the facility now has the ability to produce up to 16 tons of heavy water a year.
Heavy water is needed to operate a nuclear reactor that can produce plutonium, which could then be used to make a bomb.
Tuesday night when heavy water leaked out of it, said a KANUPP official, Tariq
Hansen intends to keep taking doses of the heavy water each day for two weeks until the daily dose is increased to a hundred grams of water of which 99 percent of the hydrogen is the heavy or double weight variety called deuterium to distinguish it from ordinary mass one hydrogen.
A spokesman of PAEC while clarifying a news item appeared in a section of the press said, the incident of heavy water leakage was minor in nature.
I have received permission for inspectors to visit the Arak heavy water plant and the Gachin mine, which has been requested by the agency, and Iran has voluntarily announced its readiness for this," ISNA quoted Salehi as saying.
Iran's heavy water work is a big concern for the West because it could be used in the process of making a nuclear bomb.
Tenders are invited for Execution Of Civil Works For Setting Up Of Solvent Production Plant-SPP Facility At Heavy Water Plant-Tuticorin.