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Find out more information about key NNSA programs, initiatives and accomplishments.

Find out more information about key NNSA programs, initiatives and accomplishments.
October 29, 2014

As part of its nuclear nonproliferation mission, and in support of the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2012 (AMIPA), the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration

March 25, 2014

This Gift Basket builds on the discussions that occurred at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, focuses on the maritime smuggling pathway, and encourages partner countries to increase their involveme

March 24, 2014

The United States and Japan established a bilateral Nuclear Security Working Group (NSWG) in 2011 in response to a shared desire to demonstrate leadership in strengthening nuclear security worldwid

March 24, 2014

Belgium has been a global leader in nonproliferation, working with the United States since 2006 to minimize highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium inventories in Belgium through the return of

March 24, 2014

Italy has been a global leader in nuclear nonproliferation, working with the United States since 1997 to eliminate more than 100 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium.

June 26, 2013

SUPPORTING NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION

February 11, 2013

Process

November 15, 2012

Highlights:

May 29, 2014

GTRI’s Remove Program works around the world to remove excess nuclear and radiological materials that could be used for a nuclear weapon or radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb”.

March 27, 2012

Since the announcement of establishing the U.S.-Japan Nuclear Security Working Group at the U.S.-Japan Summit meeting in November 2010, this Group has successfully fulfilled its responsibility to i

March 27, 2012

As one of the leaders in nuclear technology development, Belgium’s nuclear program has covered all aspects of nuclear fuel cycle including reprocessing and operated a reprocessing plant between 196

March 27, 2012

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) helps convert research reactors around the world from the use of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel as a cruci

March 27, 2012

Sweden has been a global leader on nonproliferation, and was one of the first countries to return highly enriched uranium based spent fuel under the U.S.

March 26, 2012

For nearly two decades, the United States and Ukraine have cooperated on a broad range of nuclear security and nonproliferation issues.  Ukraine has a long and significant history in supportin

March 26, 2012

At the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced the successful removal of HEU from Mexico and conversion of the TrigaII Research Reactor to LEU.

March 26, 2012

Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) is used to produce technetium-99m (Tc-99m), a medical isotope that is used in about 100,000 diagnostic medical procedures globally every day.

March 26, 2012

Between the 1960s and mid-1980s, Italy had an ambitious nuclear power research program which included heavy water, boiling water, light water, and fast reactors.  In 1979, Italy signed the NPT

March 23, 2012

Radioactive materials are a critical and beneficial component of global medical, industrial, and academic efforts.

March 23, 2012

Since the events of September 11, 2001, security requirements for nuclear facilities have increased primarily due to changes in the Design Basis Threat against which planned facilities are designed

March 23, 2012

“We [the Participating States]… Acknowledge the need for capacity building for nuclear security and cooperation at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels for the promotion of

March 23, 2012

Almost all known cases of theft of nuclear material involved an insider.

March 23, 2012

Under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards agreements, States are required to establish a “state system of accounting and control” (SSAC) to keep track of all nuclear material (quan

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