U.S., Poland to Sign Agreement on Countering the Proliferation of Nuclear Materials and Technologies

Press Release
Sep 11, 2009

U.S., Poland to Sign Agreement on Countering the Proliferation of Nuclear Materials and Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Please see the following release issued today by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland announcing the signing of a bilateral agreement providing a legal framework for NNSA programs. The agreement is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI), which will return to the Russian Federation nuclear fuel from the MARIA and EWA research reactors in Otwock-Swierk that was supplied by the Soviet Union or the Russian Federation.
 
The text of the release can be found here.

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