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

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The heavy water flow has partially caused damage to 50 feet (ft) to 100ft part of the Karakoram Highway (KKH).'
On the first anniversary of the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran announced that it would suspend the implementation of some of its commitments under the deal, announcing that it would stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for the five remaining parties to the deal to take practical measures towards ensuring its interests in the face of the American sanctions.
Heavy water cools reactors capable of producing plutonium, which is used to make the core of nuclear warheads.
The US government in April completed an $8.6 million deal to buy 32 tons of heavy water from Iran.
WASHINGTON: The United States is buying 32 metric tons of Iranian heavy water, a key component for one kind of nuclear reactor, to help Iran meet the terms of last year's landmark nuclear deal under which it agreed to curb its atomic program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
"The idea is: Okay, we tested it, it's perfectly good heavy water. It meets spec.
It should be noted that the nuclear deal between Iran and 5+1 Group states that the heavy water reserves should not exceed 130 tonnes.
Iran will sell part of its stock of heavy water to the US under its nuclear deal with world powers, its deputy atomic chief said Jan 12.
: Pakistan's fourth heavy water reactor at Khushab nuclear site which allows it to build a larger number of miniaturised plutoniumbased nuclear weapons now appears to be operational a US thinktank has said.A recently purchased Digital Globe high resolution satellite image dated January 15 2015 shows that Khushab's fourth reactor's external construction is complete and has become operational" David Albright and Serena Kelleher Vergantini of ISIS said.
It was every encouraging that this week the Iranian Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi announced the near resolution of one of the more complicated issues, when he said that Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can produce.
Shri Saibaba has vast experience in the field of manufacturing of Zirconium Alloy Fabrication and Structurals for the Indian Nuclear Programme which are used in Boiling Water Reactors (BWR) at Tarapur (TAPS 1&2) and in all the Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) in India.
32) shows heavy water ice sinking in a glass of water while alongside, light water ice floats.
A small leakage of heavy water at an nuclear power plant in Karachi has been brought under control, a senior nuclear energy official said Thursday.
From the maps and notes in their pockets they realised that the mission had been to attack the heavy water plant.
"I think the days are numbered for heavy water reactors."