Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors
(RERTR) Program develops technology necessary to
enable the conversion of civilian facilities using
high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU)
fuels and targets. The RERTR Program was
initiated by the
U.S. Department of Energy in 1978.
During the Program's existence, over 40 research
reactors have been converted from HEU (= or >20%
U-235) to LEU (< 20% U-235) fuels, and processes have
been developed for producing radioisotopes with LEU
targets. The RERTR Program is managed by the
Office of Nuclear Material Threat Reduction in the
Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The main
technology components of the program are:
We regret to inform that, due to
the U.S. government shutdown, the 2013 International RERTR Meeting
(RERTR-2013) (Oct. 27-30, 2013 - Chicago, Il USA) has been cancelled.
The U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Global
Threat Reduction will host the “RERTR 2013 International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for
Research and Test Reactors” with the support of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The meeting is being organized by Argonne National Laboratory
and Idaho National Laboratory and will be held in Chicago, IL USA from October 27-30, 2013. This
will be the 35th annual meeting in a series on the same general subject regarding conversion of
reactors within the Global Threat Reduction Initiative.
program mission supports the minimization and, to the
extent possible, elimination of the use of HEU in civil
nuclear applications by working to convert research
reactors and radioisotope production processes to the use
of LEU fuel and targets throughout the world.
We regret to inform that, due to the current U.S. government shutdown, the 2013 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2013) (Oct. 27-30, 2013 - Chicago, Il USA) has been cancelled.
For more information visit RERTR-2013.
Image Credits: IAEA
Jul. 3, 2013 - Vietnam Removes High Enriched Uranium Research
Vietnam completed the transfer of high enriched uranium (HEU) to Russia on 3
July 2013 to repatriate its HEU research reactor fuel under the auspices of
the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Programme.
Read full story:
Vietnam Removes High Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Fuel
- IAEA Top Stories & Features (Jul. 3, 2013)
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