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Rosatom Establishes World's Highest Nuclear Facility in Bolivia

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 28-10-2023
Rosatom Establishes World's Highest Nuclear Facility in Bolivia Science and Technology 4 min read

Russia's nuclear energy corporation Rosatom has set a record by installing a research reactor pressure vessel at an altitude of about 4,000 meters above sea level at El Alto, Bolivia. With this, it has now become the world's tallest nuclear facility.

  • Recently the vessel of the first research reactor was laid down along with the inauguration of the Multipurpose Radiation Center at the site of the Center for Nuclear Technology Research and Development (CNRTD) in El Alto.

Rosatom has built the project for the Bolivian agency:

  • This reactor complex with Russian equipment will allow Bolivia to conduct fundamental and applied scientific research.
  • This will provide additional tools for the development of various economic sectors including the lithium industry.
  • This research reactor set up by Rosatom will also ensure the production of radioisotopes. It will also serve as a training tool for personnel of future nuclear facilities.

Features of this nuclear facility:

  • A complex of laboratories along with a research reactor and several other facilities have been developed; in which mainly
    • A multipurpose radiation centre,
    • The CNTRD project includes a cyclotron complex for the production of radiopharmaceuticals (commissioned in March 2023) and
    • A laboratory of radiobiology and radioecology is also included.
    • The target date for completion of construction of this center's facilities is 2025.

About Rosatom:

  • Established: 2007
  • Director General of Rosatom State Corporation: Alexey-Likhachev
  • It is also known as Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, or Rosatom State Corporation.
  • It is a Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow specializing in nuclear energy, non-nuclear.
  • Rosatom is a non-profit organization consisting of more than 350 enterprises, including scientific research organizations, a nuclear weapons complex, and the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet.

About the Republic of Bolivia 

It is a landlocked country in South America.

Bolivia shares the world's highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, in the Andes mountain range with Peru.

Lake Titicaca is the second largest lake in South America after Lake Maracaibo(Venezuela).

Spanish and 36 indigenous languages are the official languages in Bolivia. 

Capital: It has two capital. The constitutional capital (Judiciary) is Sucre, and the administrative capital is La Paz (the executive and Legislative branch sits here).

Currency : Boliviano 

President :Luis Arce 





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