Nuclear Security Contact Group

Accomplishments

Minimising & Eliminating the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium

US and UK complete project to remove highly enriched uranium

May 3rd, 2019

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have completed the transfer of around 700kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Dounreay, in the north of Scotland, to the US.

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NNSA partners with Kazakhstan Research Institute to Remove All of its Highly Enriched Uranium

September 19th, 2017

Joint commitment to nonproliferation since 1996 has sparked deeper relationship with Institute for Nuclear Physics and enhances nuclear security

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High-enriched uranium returned from Ghana

August 30th, 2017

High-enriched uranium has been flown from Ghana back to China in the removal of all such material from the country. The Ghanaian research reactor has been converted to use low-enriched fuel instead.

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Security of High Activity Radioactive Sources

In Collaboration With the U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Health Department and NYPD Announce Agreement to Reduce Radiological Threat to NYC

October 11th, 2017

Through this new collaborative model, major hospitals and research institutions have agreed to remove certain radiological devices, replacing them with alternative technologies that do not pose a terror risk. Federal government is replicating this effort nationwide to reduce the threat of terror in other cities

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Forensics in Nuclear Security

National Nuclear Forensics Laboratory and the IAEA Collaborating Center for Nuclear Forensics

December 2016

As one of its main activities, Nuclear Security Department (NSD) takes part in combating illicit trafficking of nuclear materials and against nuclear terrorism. Our activities for developing analytical methods and making forensic investigations, including determination of the origin of nuclear materials look back more than 20 years in our institute. Currently the lately updated Governmental Decree 490/2015 (XII.30) (previously 17/1996) delegates MTA EK the duties of supporting authorities in identifying and characterising seized, found nuclear materials of unknown origin.

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IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Forensics: Beyond the Science

April 2019

IAEA Nuclear Forensics Technical Meeting: Beyond the Science was attended by more than 150 participants from 80 countries.

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Insider Threat Mitigation

International Symposium on Insider Threat Mitigation

March 2019

Belgium and the United States co-host 2019 International Symposium on Insider Threat Mitigation, 12-14 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium. About 200 participants from more than 50 countries attended the Symposium.

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