The Congo will receive enough of the uranium, enriched at 20 per cent to meet the additional fuel requirements for its research reactor at Leopoldville.
The remainder of the uranium offered by the U.S., enriched at 90 per cent, will go to Pakistan for a research reactor to be set up at Rawalpindi.
The decision to make the gift followed the U.S. offer at the fifth session of IAEA’s general conference to give up to 50,000 dollars worth of enriched uranium in 1962 for projects approved by the agency.
Following the offer, the IAEA submitted two projects to the U.S. One called for 1,000 grams of uranium enriched at 20 per cent for a research reactor in Leopoldville.
The other proposed 5,775 grams of uranium enriched at 90 per cent for a poll type research reactor of five km.
Dr. Sigvard Exlund, Director-General of the IAEA expressed satisfaction here at the “generous measure of the U.S. Government.—Agencies