US to Purchase Heavy Water from Iran

Looking for the Blessed Hope

Heavy water: water in which the hydrogen in the molecules is partly or wholly replaced by the isotope deuterium, used especially as a moderator in nuclear reactors.

Ok, if you are like me, you just read that and went, “Huh!?!?”  Suffice it to say that “heavy water” is used in the production of nuclear energy…whether “safe” energy, or nuclear bombs.  The bottom line is that, according to Reuters (and others), the United States just agreed to purchase 32 metric tons of heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program.

But why?  That’s even more baffling than the definition of “heavy water!”  What in the world does the US need with 32 metric tons of heavy water (which it can produce on its own), and why on earth would we purchase it from Iran…the very country in which we are supposedly trying to convince to play nicely in the global playpen?

Furthermore, where do…

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