Iran’s been in the news alot lately. US/etc doesn’t really know what to do about them. Russia says they should send fuel to russia for it to be processed and sent back.

It sounds reasonable, but I see some ways where it can go wrong. What if they send back a somewhat more enriched sample of uranium that could be made into a bomb? And I loathe giving Russia more power over other country’s energy needs than they have already after that Ukraine fiasco.

What about some other alternatives? If Iran really does want the nuclear reaction for power, why not build them a canadian style Heavy Water reactor in exchange for tearing down their old reactor? Those don’t require that the uranium be enriched to use. Their existing reactor is a 23,000kwatt apparently. How hard would it be to build an equivalent heavy water reactor?