After 53 years, MKs call for emergency meeting to discuss upgrading Dimona nuclear reactor

The time has come to replace the 53-year-old Dimona nuclear reactor, according to worried officials.

Built in 1963 using technology acquired from France, the lifetime of the reactor – officially known as the Nuclear Research Center–Negev – is 40 years, according the manufacturer’s specifications.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/After-53-years-MKs-call-for-emergency-meeting-to-discuss-upgrading-Dimona-nuclear-reactor-452571

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