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Global Community Makes Progress, as Seven Countries Remove Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials

It has been nearly 70 years since the world recoiled at the horrific images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the only use of nuclear weapons ever deployed in war. Today’s leaders and citizens must contemplate another chilling prospect: the detonation of a crude nuclear weapon built by terrorists with materials stolen or bought on the black market.

The terrorist threat has expanded dramatically since the end of the Cold War. Today, nearly 2,000 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear materials—highly enriched uranium (HEU) or plutonium—remain spread across hundreds of sites in 25 countries around the globe. Some of that material is poorly secured.

All it takes to build a bomb is enough highly enriched uranium to fill a five-pound bag of sugar or a quantity of plutonium the size of a grapefruit.

The vulnerability of these dangerous materials prompted NTI to develop the first public assessment of nuclear security conditions worldwide. The NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, first released in 2012 and updated in 2014, measures both urgency for action and progress made.

That progress is one of the compelling stories of the 2014 NTI Index.

At the release of NTI’s inaugural index in 2012, 32 countries had weapons-usable nuclear materials, defined as one kilogram or more of the materials needed for a weapon. Only two years later, seven of those countries have removed all or most of the material from their territories: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Mexico, Sweden, Ukraine and Vietnam.

“In terms of national security — in terms of global security — this is great progress,” said NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn. “By deciding to get rid of their weapons-usable nuclear material, these seven countries have taken one of the most important steps toward ensuring that terrorists can’t get access to the materials needed to build a nuclear bomb.”

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) has been a key player in this progress. Established by the National Nuclear Security Administration in 2004, the GTRI works with countries to help keep nuclear and radiological materials out of the reach of terrorists. With the help of GTRI, Austria, Mexico, Sweden, Ukraine and Vietnam each had their research reactors converted to run on less–risky, low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. Their stocks of HEU were shipped to either the United States or Russia, where some would be converted (or “downblended”) to LEU. The HEU in the Czech Republic and Hungary was removed to Russia.

Hungary is the most recent country to join the ranks of those that have cleaned out materials, having removed their final stores in November 2013.

Mexico completed the removal of its materials in 2012.  “It is a win-win situation for everyone because we keep performance of our reactor, the ability to conduct scientific research, the ability to produce power, and of course to produce medical-grade isotopes,” said Eduardo Medina-Mora, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States. “We are very proud of having taken this step forward. This is the right step for Mexico, and we believe this is the right step for other countries to follow.”

This recent progress is simply the latest in a series of efforts globally to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons and the materials used to make them. Since 1992, the number of states with weapons-usable nuclear materials has been cut in half, with 26 states and Taiwan removing their stocks. In addition, the 2014 NTI Index reports that 13 states with at least one kilogram of the materials reduced their stocks over the past four years, including the United States, Russia and France. The government of Italy has also committed to removing their weapons-usable nuclear materials by the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit.

“While the steps these seven states should be applauded, there’s still a lot of hard work that remains to be done,” said NTI President Joan Rohlfing. “Recognizing that a lapse in security in one country can put all others at risk, all countries must take steps to prevent nuclear terrorism.”

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

  • Austria

    nti-story-images-austriaRemoval Date: December 2012

    Partners: Government of Austria, Vienna University of Technology, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • U.S. and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011
    • Fully converted the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology to use low-enriched uranium, which cannot be used to make nuclear weapons
    • Sent 1.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to the United States
    • Completed project a full year ahead of schedule
    • Vienna’s TRIGA reactor supports the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Czech Republic

    CzechRepRemoval Date: April 2013

    Partners: Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • International partners removed approximately 180 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in six shipments
    • Czech Republic’s highly-enriched uranium transported by truck, rail and ship to Russia
    • Uranium to be downblended to low-enriched uranium for use in power reactors

  • Hungary

    HungaryRemoval Date: November 2013

    Partners: Hungary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 239.2 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in four total shipments
    • Russia to downblend the nuclear material to low-enriched uranium

  • Mexico

    MexicoRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Mexico, Canada, U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 10.8 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium from the TRIGA III Research Reactor, taking it to the United States
    • Converted the TRIGA II reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel to expand Mexico’s production of isotopes for medical procedures

  • Sweden

    SwedenRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, AB SVAFO (Sweden’s national non-profit corporation responsible for nuclear waste management), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • More than 3 kilograms of plutonium removed from Sweden and sent to the United States
    • It was the first shipment of plutonium to the United States under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative
    • Converted research reactor to use low-enriched uranium fuel; one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium to the United States

  • Ukraine

    UkraineRemoval Date: March 2012

    Partners: Ukraine, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

    Highlights:

    • Converted the WWR-M research reactor at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research to use low-enriched uranium fuel
    • Removed 234 kilograms of highly enriched uranium to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • The U.S. to construct a state-of-the-art neutron source facility as part of HEU removal deal

  • Vietnam

    nti-story-image-vietnamRemoval Date: July 2013

    Partners: Vietnam, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Highlights:

    • Removed 15.3 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute since 2007
    • Most recent shipment of 11 kilograms sent to Russia to be downblended to low-enriched uranium
    • Part of Russia’s Research Reactor Fuel Return Program