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Material Disposition

Material returning to the United States will fall under the purview of the Office of Material Disposition which is also responsible for the disposition of domestic plutonium and HEU. It also works with international partners on plutonium management and fulfillment of nonproliferation commitments made under the U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement (PMDA). The Office of Material Disposition also manages the resulting LEU supply from its HEU disposition efforts, providing material to support peaceful uses such as research reactor fuel, isotope production targets, and the American Assured Fuel Supply. By making LEU available for partners looking to convert reactors and targets from HEU to LEU, the Office of Material Disposition closes the materials management loop that began with the Office of Conversion.