Category: Nonproliferation and National Security Technologies
Contacting a Project lead
- Take special note of always adding Lee Ann Ciarlette in cc ()
to your email when contacting one of the project leads listed in this page.
- GLOBAL THREAT REDUCTION INITIATIVE – REACTOR CONVERSION PROGRAM (GTRI-REACTOR CONVERSION)
- The DOE Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation supports the activities of the Reduced
Enriched Research and Test Reactor (RERTR) program. The goal of the RERTR program is to minimize and eventually
eliminate use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in research and test reactors. The program has been
very successful, and has developed low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel materials and designs which can
be used effectively in approximately 90 percent of the research and test reactors which used HEU of
Western origin when the program began. Current activities focus on development of more advanced LEU
fuels, collaboration with the Russian RERTR effort and other international participants in fuel development,
development of an LEU-based process to produce Mo-99, and technical assistance to research reactors
wishing to convert to LEU.
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