NNSA completes 50th shipment under threat reduction program
NNSA announced the successful removal of 72.8 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The announcement marks the 50th shipment under NNSA’s cooperative program with Russia to return Russian-origin HEU. Since the program began 10 years ago, NNSA and its Russian counterparts have closely cooperated to successfully repatriate to Russia more than 1,900 kilograms of Russian-origin HEU, enough material for more than 75 nuclear weapons, and completely removed all Russian-origin HEU from six countries. This project is part of NNSA’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI).
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