Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP)

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  • December 22, 2020
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Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • According to satellite images, Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordow amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic programme.

Key takeaways 

  • Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) is an Iranian underground uranium enrichment facility located 20 miles northeast of the Iranian city of Qom, near Fordow village.
  • It is the second Iranian uranium enrichment facility, the other one being that of Natanz.
  • Iran has not publicly acknowledged any new construction at Fordow. 

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