Despite their turbulent political relations, the US and Russia continue their co-operation when it comes to issues of nuclear safety and upholding nuclear nonproliferation. One of the key joint programs of the two countries is aimed at returning highly enriched uranium intended for research reactors back to its country of origin. This is a unique project in the nuclear energy sector with the participation of highly-trained specialists from both countries that work with third countries in order to strengthen the world security. One of the most important objectives of the Research Reactor Fuel Return Program is preventing illegal proliferation of nuclear materials and derivatives thereof. This is an attempt by both countries to make every effort to prevent spent nuclear fuel materials and highly enriched uranium from getting in the hands of terrorists.
EU Reporter 30th March 2016 read more »