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Ensuring reliable nuclear fuel supplies

IAEA and Kazakhstan sign agreement to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium in the Central Asian republic.

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Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov (left) and IAEA director- general Yukiya Aman after signing the agreement to establish and host the bank along with related technical accords.

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"Kazakhstan has been a role model for the world in the field of nuclear non-proliferation. . . The latest initiative to establish the IAEA LEU Bank is another example of the moral and political leadership that Kazakhstan has been providing in this field." - Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

ALMOST five years of hard work and planning came to fruition last week when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) in the Central Asian republic to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and

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