A Fire Accident at the Iran’s Uranium Enrichment Facility Warehouse

Iran’s nuclear body said an accident had taken place on July 2 at a warehouse in a nuclear complex. It did not cause casualties or radioactive pollution.

There was “no nuclear material (in the warehouse) and no potential of pollution,” Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told state television. No increase in radiation levels was proven by the IAEA on July 4.

“Expert teams are currently on site and investigating the cause of the accident,” he added.

According to a statement released by the nuclear body, the warehouse was under construction and the accident caused no casualties.The Natanz site is one of the key facilities of uranium enrichment in Iran.

The Uranium-Enrichment Site Warehouse Damaged by Fire. Source: Reuters

On the assessing damage the Iran authorities defined that the incident could slow down the development and production of advanced centrifuges in the medium term.“Iran will replace the damaged building with a bigger one that has more advanced equipment.” Mr Kamalvandi added.

Iran believes the cause of the fire might be a subversion.

According toFrance 24, Aljazeera, BBC.