Answers to questions related to the announcement on 31 March 2016 that 700kg of Dounreays’s HEU was to be shipped to the US.The NDA holds in safe and secure storage approximately 1 tonne of unirradiated Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU), in a wide variety of forms, most of which is at the Dounreay site. Our strategy for the Dounreay site is to reach the defined interim end state by 2030 to 2033. Reaching the interim end state requires, amongst other things, the removal of the spent fuels and nuclear materials including the HEU currently held at the site. The removal of nuclear materials from the Dounreay site is already underway.
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