Tuesday, July 2, 2013

 

U.S. and Russia remove 16kg of highly enriched uranium from Vietnam

The US and Russia have helped ship out nearly 16 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from Vietnam.

It is part of a global campaign to reduce the use of nuclear fuel that could also provide material for bombs,Reuters reported.

Vietnam has become the 11th country from which all highly enriched uranium has been removed in the last four years.

With this, “we will have removed nearly all highly enriched uranium from Southeast Asia,” US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said during a meeting in Vienna.

The material will be down-blended into low-enriched uranium to fuel power reactors Moniz said, adding that “highly enriched uranium still exists in too many places where there are viable alternatives.”
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