IAEA fuel bank in Kazakhstan is set to open in September 2017

The IAEA and the Ulba Metallurgical Plant signed an agreement for the construction of the LEU Storage Facility at Ulba that will host a reserve of LEU to be used as a fuel bank operated by the Agency. This builds on the agreement between the IAEA and the Government of Kazakhstan, signed in August 2015. According to the agreement, the facility will begin operations in September 2017.