Research reactor in Ghana converted to LEU

On July 13, 2017 U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration in cooperation with the IAEA, China, and Ghana completed conversion of the GHARR-1 research reactor located at the National Nuclear Research Institute, Accra. GHARR-1 is the first Chinese-origin MNSR-type reactor outside China that was converted to LEU.

According to the NNSA press release, it is cooperating with Nigeria, China, and the IAEA to convert Nigeria's MNSR, NIRR-1 at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 2018. Researchers from Pakistan, which operates an MNSR reactor PARR-2 at the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), Nilore, also observed the conversion work in Ghana.