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Russian-US Warheads-for-Fuel Program to End in 2013

Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in St. Petersburg
11:08 28/06/2013
Tags: nonproliferation, uranium, IAEA, Rosatom, Daniel Poneman, Sergei Kiriyenko, Saint Petersburg, Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, June 28 (RIA Novosti) – The landmark Russian-US Megatons to Megawatts nuclear nonproliferation program will be completed later this year, according a joint statement issued by the two countries.

The document, signed during the ongoing conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, confirms that the final shipment to the United States of low enriched uranium (LEU) converted from Russian highly enriched uranium (HEU) is scheduled for November. The agreement was signed by the head of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) Sergei Kirienko and US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman.

The final delivery will mark the completion of a 20-year program that saw the conversion of 500 metric tons of HEU from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads for use as commercial reactor fuel for US power plants.

 

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  • rationalamericanGratitude
    20:08, 28/06/2013
    Another program that nobody in the US knows about but should.

    And while I'm sad to see it end I would like to thank the Russian government and the Russian people for supplying the US with the fuel for our nuclear power facilities.

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