A billet of highly enriched uranium (HEU)
"Disposition of Excess Highly Enriched Uranium"
Book Chapter, Global Fissile Materials Report 2007, pages 24-32
This chapter describes the progress of the Russian and U.S. HEU disposition programs and how they could be expanded and accelerated. It also provides a brief update on the progress of the international programs to clean out and dispose of civilian HEU. The quantities of HEU involved are much smaller than those in the weapons programs but civilian sites are typically much less secure than military ones. Cleaning them out may therefore contribute more to reducing the overall danger of nuclear theft.
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