Rumours abound about an old facility in Iran that has been revamped and currently being feed huge quantities of heavy water in order to develop a second plant to produce plutonium.
This is not good.
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency have been unable to visit the facility since August 2011 and Iran has refused repeated requests for information about the site, which is 150 miles south-west of the capital, Tehran.
The details of Iran’s plutonium programme emerged as the world’s leading nations resumed talks with Tehran aimed at allaying fears over the country’s nuclear ambitions.
The Institute for Science and International Security says if the heavy-water plant reaches full capacity, it would produce about 20lb of plutonium a year.