The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi said, “Fordow nuclear site is one of the most active nuclear sites of Iran and its cooperation with different states, such as Russia is underway within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), providing infrastructural scientific and technical needs of nuclear industry and other industries”.
He made the remarks during the inauguration ceremony of the construction of an isotope production center at the Fordow nuclear site near the city of Qom on Tuesday.
The center will research methods to produce stable isotopes, including through distillation and heat exchange. These can be used in medicine, industry and science.
The facility is expected to be built by mid-May 2020 and equipped after September of the same year.
Salehi said, “Fordow nuclear site has 1044 centrifuges which can enrich uranium, if it is required”.
“We have reached the level of producing equipment of redesigned reactor which means we have passed the designing level and the work is going on well,” the official added.