NNSA Reaches LEU Disposal Milestone

November 08, 2004
NNSA Reaches LEU Disposal Milestone
Aiken, SC

The National Nuclear Security Administration's reached an important milestone in its efforts to dispose of surplus weapons-usable material as the 100th shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) departed the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina for Nuclear Fuels Services in Erwin, Tennessee, four months ahead of schedule. The shipment is part of the Off-Specification HEU Blend Down Project, which downblends surplus U.S. weapons-grade highly enriched uranium (HEU), located at SRS and other DOE and NNSA sites, into LEU for peaceful use in electric power generation by the Tennessee Valley Authority.