The Lavizan-3 Site

Today, a short piece I did on the allegations that there is a secret centrifuge facility at the Matiran site in Iran was posted today at ArmsControlWonk. It can be found here: Text of the piece: The Lavizan-3 Site Phillip Baxter On Tuesday, the exiled National Council of Resistance of Iran announced that Iran had […]

SWU math and IR-40

Reporting indicates that Iran will concede to a compromise on the IR-40 reactor at Arak. They will “redesign” the research reactor to cut output to one-tenth the planned size (assume from 40MW to 4MW). In terms of material: The amount of plutonium the reactor will be able to yield will be reduced to less than 1 kg (2.2 […]