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2nd International Symposium on HEU Minimization

Co-hosted by Austria, Norway and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the 2nd International Symposium on HEU Minimization built on the results of the first Symposium in Oslo in 2006. The Vienna Symposium revisited the issue of highly enriched uranium (HEU) minimization, reviewed the progress made and scope of efforts to date, remaining challenges and possible new measures to address them. Support for minimization of civilian HEU is growing – this has been reflected at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference and the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit.  The Symposium focused attention on HEU minimization in the civilian nuclear complex around the world, provided realistic policy discussion and elaboration, and facilitated a dialogue about national and international efforts to minimize and eventually eliminate the use of HEU in the civilian sector.

Read the summary of the Symposium.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Welcoming Remarks

Opening Keynote Address

Panel 1: HEU-Fuelled Operating Facilities and Remaining Challenges

Panel 2: HEU Minimization Successes: Technical, Political and Economic Drivers

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Panel 3: HEU Minimization Challenges in the US and Russia - Political, Technical and Economic Issues

Panel 4: Global HEU Minimization Challenges - Political, Technical and Economic Issues

Panel 5: International Cooperative Efforts – Governments, Industry and International Organisations

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Panel 6: High Level Policy Views on HEU Minimization

Understanding
the Nuclear Threat

Reducing the risk of nuclear use by terrorists and nation-states requires a broad set of complementary strategies targeted at reducing state reliance on nuclear weapons, stemming the demand for nuclear weapons and denying organizations or states access to the essential nuclear materials, technologies and know-how.

In Depth