Khushab Tritium Production Facility
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OTHER NAME: N/A
LOCATION: Khushab District, Punjab; Approximately 200km SW of Islamabad
SUBORDINATE TO: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
SIZE: Approximately 1km² with a number of buildings
FACILITY STATUS: Operational
Pakistan reportedly produces tritium at the Khushab complex, near the Khushab-1 and Khushab-2 plutonium production reactors. Between 1985 and 1987, two German firms – Nuleartechnik GmbH (Neue Technologies GmbH) and Physikalisch-Technische Beratung – provided Pakistan with a tritium purification and production facility, tritium precursor materials, and 0.8g of pure tritium. Tritium can be used to boost the explosive yield of nuclear weapons.