The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority completed a multi-year effort to move excess highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the United Kingdom to the United States for downblending into low enriched uranium. The near 700-kilogram removal of HEU is the largest removal to the United States in the history of DOE/NNSA’s Office of Material Management and Minimization Nuclear Material Removal Program.
US DOE 3rd May 2019 read more »
John O’ Groat Journal 3rd May 2019 read more »
Highland Green MSP John Finnie has expressed concern after three quarters of a ton of highly enriched uranium was transported from Dounreay in Caithness to America. He said: “The appropriate place for dangerous material is secure storage and supervision by highly trained staff where it was created, not transportation. “Whilst pleased that this risky has been completed without incident, that we know of. “But before the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic pat themselves on the back, they need to reflect on the dangers they put communities in. “As was evidenced when a ship which was transporting nuclear material in the Moray Firth went on fire. As with oil and gas reserves, the message regarding nuclear waste has to be ‘keep it in the ground’.”
Press and Journal 4th May 2019 read more »