Nuclear energy in Israel
As a result of the nuclear emergencies at Japan's Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on March 17, 2011, "I don't think we're going to pursue civil nuclear energy in the coming years."
Israel operates a heavy water cooled and moderated reactor called "IRR-2" at the Negev Nuclear Research Center (NRCN) near Dimona allegedly for research purposes, while some believe the installation produces material for Israel's nuclear weapons. The NRCN also hosts a "national radioactive waste disposal site" for "Radioactive waste from hospitals, research institutions, higher education facilities and factories".
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