Study of 20 sites for establishing nuclear reactors in Iraq

Study of 20 sites for establishing nuclear reactors in Iraq

05/20/2021 08:57:09

Study of 20 sites for establishing nuclear reactors in IraqThe head of the Iraqi Authority for Controlling Radioactive Materials, Kamal Hussein Latif, announced on Thursday that the National Committee for Nuclear Reactors is studying 20 candidate sites for establishing nuclear reactors in Iraq.

Latif said, in a press statement, that “20 primary sites have been identified so far, and then globally approved scientific projection methods will be used to reduce them to 5 sites. After that, only two of them are identified, one of which is original and the other is alternative,” indicating that “the selection process took place in two ways.” Two accurate sciences through differential equations and weights, the first is the “Kenny” method and the second is the “SITE” method or the singular value, using the ArcGis system, confirming that the report on choosing the site will be completed and sending it to the Prime Minister’s Office. ”

He added, “The selection depends on two phases with the same goals, but for each stage the accuracy is higher to reduce the number of the elected lands, leading to more accurate determination of the site, and then there is a final stage, which is the security assessment.” What is preferred is that the nearest population center is 5.2 kilometers from the site and that the number of residents in that area does not exceed 500 people per square kilometer, and that the community does not exceed 65 thousand people 30 kilometers away.

Latif said, “With regard to the seismic nature of the region and earthquakes, the earth must be free of tectonic plates and no earthquake has been recorded more than 2 Richter during the past 50 years, and it must be flat ground and stable soil that is not eroded with torrents and there is no rise or A mountain or a large plateau or valley for a distance of 20 kilometers from the site, because the elevations with the rain may cause the erosion of massive torrents of water on the site. It is also preferable that the height of the site does not exceed 350 meters above sea level for calculations of boiling and evaporation of the reactor water.