Expert Report

Reducing the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium in Civilian Research Reactors (2016)

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Since 1978, U.S. policy and programs have sought to minimize or phase out the use of highly enriched uranium fuel in civilian research and test reactors around the world to prevent the misuse of the fuel to make nuclear weapons. Despite some progress, converting the remaining research reactors to less proliferation-prone low enriched uranium fuel has proven to be a slow process. This report identifies successes and challenges that remain in the conversion of research reactors from highly enriched uranium to low enriched uranium fuel.

Meeting 1: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 10/23/14

Meeting 2: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 12/03/14

Meeting 3: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors (CLOSED SESSION) - 01/23/15

Meeting 4: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 02/25/15

Meeting 5: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 04/16/15

Meeting 6: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 05/20/15

Meeting 7: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 06/24/15

A Joint Meeting Hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the National Academies - 07/29/15

Meeting 8: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 08/03/15

REPORT PUBLIC RELEASE: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors - 01/28/16