Iran Bakes a Yellowcake
Posted on Dec 5, 2010
Iran has officially declared that it has created its first domestically produced piece of raw uranium, otherwise deceptively known as non-edible yellowcake, and has subsequently delivered that uranium to a plant for enrichment.
Of course the mere possession of yellowcake doesn’t mean anything in itself, as the delicious-sounding item can be used for either peaceful purposes such as fuel in power-generating reactors or for making nuclear weapons. —JCL
Iran says it has delivered its first domestically produced raw uranium, or yellowcake, to a plant that can make it ready for enrichment.
The statement, from Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, comes the day before talks between Iran and world powers over its nuclear programme.
Enriched uranium can be used for fuel in reactors or made into nuclear bombs.
A drum of low-enriched uranium, or yellowcake.