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IAEA Launches Low-Enriched-Uranium Bank in Eastern Kazakhstan

Published by Radio Free Europe

A new reserve bank for low enriched uranium (LEU) designed to discourage new countries from enriching the nuclear fuel was inaugurated in eastern Kazakhstan on August 29 — the UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests.

President Nursultan Nazarbaev handed the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, a symbolical key to the facility at a ceremony in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.

“By hosting the IAEA LEU bank, Kazakhstan has made another contribution to strengthening the global non-proliferation regime,” Nazarbaev said.

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