Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations
- 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.
- 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.