TEHRAN, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) --http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201...c_13635839.htmHead of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said Sunday that Iran has become self-sufficient in producing nuclear yellowcake, state TV reported.
In a live broadcast from Iran's IRINN state TV channel, Salehi said that the country's first domestically produced nuclear yellowcake was shipped to central city of Isfahan for processing.
The country has no problem for producing yellowcake anymore, he told reporters in Isfahan.
Yellowcake is a kind of uranium concentrate powder obtained from leach solutions, in an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores. Typically yellowcakes are obtained through the milling and chemical processing of uranium ore is insoluble in water and contains about 80 percent uranium oxide.
http://www.newser.com/story/106868/i...n-uranium.htmlIran is processing its first batch of home-grown uranium, the nation's nuke chief said today, claiming total independence in the nuclear fuel cycle just a day ahead of Geneva talks meant to dissuade the country from its nuclear program. "Today, we witnessed the shipment of the first domestically produced yellowcake from Gachin mine to the Isfahan nuclear facility," said Ali Akbar Salehi.
Salehi was blunt in his message to negotiators headed to Geneva: "No matter how much effort they put into their sanctions ... our nuclear activities will proceed and they will witness greater achievements in the future." He further claimed a bigger uranium mine would go online "in the not too distant future," reports the AP.