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Official Dismisses Rumors about Radioactive Leakage at Isfahan's UCF Plant.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian provincial official rejected western media rumors about radioactive leakage at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan which contains process lines to convert yellowcake into uranium oxide, uranium metal, and uranium hexafluoride.

"The rumors about leaking and contamination at Isfahan's UCF are not true at all; some western media are just seeking to create tumult in the society through such moves," Deputy Governor-General of Isfahan province for Political and Security Affairs Mohammad Mehdi Esmayeeli told reporters in Isfahan on Sunday.

He stressed the full safety of all Iranian nuclear sites and facilities, saying that the country's UCF plant in Isfahan complies with the latest safety rules and standards and does not at all send off nuclear radiations.

All activities of Iran's Isfahan uranium conversion facility (UCF) are under control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoun Abbasi said in November that the security of the facility is fully provided.

He said that any kind of incidents may occur in every plant, but no such incident has taken place in the UCF. "However it does not mean that such events lead to the spread of radioactive substances," Abbasi said.

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Date:Dec 9, 2012
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