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China's centrifuges produced first enriched uranium

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According to a story in Global Times, on June 21, 2013 China successfully produced the first batch of enriched uranium using its own centrifuges. The existence of the centrifuge facility in Lanzhou, Gansu Province that uses a technology developed in China, was first reported in 2010. The enrichment plant, which is owned by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is estimated to have the enrichment capacity of about 0.5 million SWU/year. It appears that the plant will be producing low-enriched uranium for power reactors.

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