Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center
The Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center is the main nuclear site in Iraq that was involved with handling nuclear material. It was started in 1967 when three main nuclear facilities and waste location were put in operation. These were the IRT 2000 research reactor, the radioisotope production building and the dumping station (waste store). Many other nuclear facilities were subsequently constructed at this site, and the IRT 2000 reactor was also upgraded to IRT 5000. This site was heavily destroyed during the Gulf war
Gulf War
The Persian Gulf War , commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.The war is also known under other names, such as the First Gulf...

in 1991 and was further damaged in the war in 2003.

The 18 facilities and radwaste locations located on this site and included within the decommissioning project are as follows:
  • Radiochemistry Laboratory
  • IRT 5000 Reactor
  • Italian Radioisotope Production (Isotope Production No 2)
  • Russian Radioisotope Production (Isotope Production No 1)
  • LAMA
  • Tamuz 2 Reactor
  • Radioactive Waste Treatment Station (RWTS)
  • Solid Waste Storage Silo (French)
  • RWTS Warehouse/ Waste Store
  • Contaminated ground and material surrounding RWTS Building
  • Russian Waste Storage Silos
  • Uranium Metal Production
  • Fuel Fabrication and U Purification (including Waste Pit)
  • Fuel Element Thermal Test Facility (Other Italian Complex)
  • Technology Hall (Uranium Tetrachloride Preparation and Purification Labs)
  • Po 210 Production
  • OUT-1 Burial/Concealment Location
  • Scrap yards and Burial Sites

External links

  • http://www-ns.iaea.org/projects/iraq/tuwaitha.asp?s=8&l=66
  • http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iraq/tuwaitha.htm
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