Iran searching for new domestic uranium deposits

Iran`s nuclear chief says the priority after the September start-up of Bushehr nuclear power plant will be to search for new uranium deposits inside the country.

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010, 22:10 PM IST

Tehran: Iran`s nuclear chief says the
priority after the September start-up of Bushehr nuclear power
plant will be to search for new uranium deposits inside the
country.
Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi told the official IRNA
news agency today that only one-third of the country has been
explored for uranium deposits.
Iran has two known uranium deposits, one in at
Saghand, central Iran, and the other near the southern port
city of Bandar Abbas where a mill is reportedly converting raw
uranium into uranium ore concentrate known as yellowcake.

Iran in the past has rejected media reports that it
was running out of raw uranium or seeking to buy uranium
concentrate from abroad to sustain its ambitious nuclear
program.

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