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Heavy water production plant

A non-nuclear installation for the production of heavy water (deuterium oxide). Heavy water production plants, and equipment especially designed or prepared therefore, can be subject to safeguards under INFCIRC/66-type safeguards agreements. The production or upgrading of heavy water or deuterium, and the export of such specified non-nuclear material and the equipment for its production, are to be declared to the IAEA.