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  • n. Plural form of centrifuge.


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  • The fact that they won†™ t let the inspectors in AND they have said they want a nuke to remove the first democracy in that region from the face of the earth AND they are starting up the weapon production centrifuges is a good enough reason to give them three quick strikes with diplomacy and then take them out.

    Think Progress » Progress on Iran diplomacy?

  • Iran's uranium plant at Natanz uses thousands of machines called centrifuges to make enriched uranium, and until now its has relied on an older model that uses 1950s technology.

    Iran adding advanced equipment to uranium plant, U.N. nuclear watchdog says

  • Once the centrifuges are all in the bunker, they can be destroyed, or it can be demonstrated that they can not be destroyed.

    Matthew Yglesias » Stirring Up Trouble

  • Currently, Iran produces low-enriched uranium through its centrifuges, which is technically legal under IAEA rules, though Tehran has been sanctioned by the U.N. for failing to notify the body of all its actions.

    Adm. Mullen Says Iran Has Material for Bomb

  • The IAEA came out and said that the famous “aluminum tubes” would not be of the correct type to be used in centrifuges.

    Think Progress » Debunking the Right: The World Did Not See the Iraqi Threat as Bush Did

  • ALBRIGHT: The shaded part represents the -- underneath the shaded part are the underground halls that would hold up to 50,000 gas centrifuges, which is a huge number, tremendous capability.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2006

  • At Iran's largest nuclear complex, near the city of Natanz, fast-spinning machines called centrifuges churn out enriched uranium.

  • Currently, Iran has approximately three thousand centrifuges, which is used to produce small test batches of uranium that has been enriched to a low level that cannot be used for nuclear weapons. - Photown News

  • An atomic bomb requires enriched uranium, and to enrich uranium, machines called centrifuges are required - rapidly spinning tubes that are used to separate and concentrate isotopes in gasified uranium.


  • Those bunkered bits (such as centrifuges) can only function as part of the whole.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...


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