The Administrator continued his consultations in Russia today, including a tour of Luch, a Russian nuclear institute in Podolsk.
Under the joint U.S.-Russia Material Consolidation and Conversion (MCC) program at Luch, NNSA teams have worked with their Russian counterparts and the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dmitrovgrad for more than a decade. To date, the program has downblended more than 12 metric tons -- enough for approximately 480 nuclear weapons -- of excess Russian highly enriched uranium (HEU) that is not from weapons. This complements NNSA's cooperative work to eliminate Russia's excess weapons-origin HEU.
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