Uzbekistan Becomes 28th HEU-free Country Under DNN Partnership

On September 24, 2015, a partnership with DNN’s Office of Material Management and Minimization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Russian Federation successfully returned to Russia the final 5 kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the IIN-3M “Foton” research reactor in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This is the eighth shipment of HEU from Uzbekistan since 2004 and marks the removal of all HEU from that country. This HEU removal was notable in that it was the first transport of liquid HEU spent fuel by air. Uzbekistan is the 28th country, plus Taiwan, to become free of all HEU.

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