Book Chapter

Disposition of Excess Highly Enriched Uranium

| October 2007

This chapter describes the progress of the Russian and U.S. HEU disposition programs and how they could be expanded and accelerated. It also provides a brief update on the progress of the international programs to clean out and dispose of civilian HEU. The quantities of HEU involved are much smaller than those in the weapons programs but civilian sites are typically much less secure than military ones. Cleaning them out may therefore contribute more to reducing the overall danger of nuclear theft.

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For Academic Citation: Bunn, Matthew and Anatoli Diakov. “Disposition of Excess Highly Enriched Uranium.” In Global Fissile Materials Report 2007. October 2007.

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