Bank Of Low Enriched Uranium Is Not Related To Nuclear Wastes – Bozumbayev
The bank of low enriched uranium is not related to nuclear wastes, said Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan.
“What is the bank of low enriched uranium? It is 90 tons of uranium hexaflourite enriched to 4.75 uranium isotope-255. This material will be enough to make fuel for one loading of reactor of an atomic station up to 100 megawatt in capacity. It is material for fuel, which has nothing in common with the nuclear wastes,” said K. Bozumbayev after the opening ceremony of the bank of low enriched uranium of IAEA in Ust-Kamenogorsk.
“People often confuse, especially our mass media. I often read in the press that people confuse the bank of low enriched uranium with nuclear wastes. It has nothing in common with the nuclear wastes,” he added.