Replacing Highly Enriched Uranium in Naval Reactors

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 1400 K Street NW, Suite 1225, Washington, DC, 20005

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) recently released a report, Replacing Highly Enriched Uranium in Naval Reactors, ahead of the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit. The report, authored by CNS' George M. Moore, Cervando A. Banuelos, and Thomas T. Gray, explores the prospects for minimizing highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the naval sector worldwide, with a special focus on the United States Navy.
 
The authors call on Congress to take steps that could lead to HEU conversion and on the Navy to be more transparent about its own investigations into LEU use.  During the Summit, the United States pledged to explore the feasibility of converting navy submarine reactor cores from HEU to LEU fuel.  The briefing will provide an overview of the report and what can be expected of the Administration.
 

George Moore
Scientist-in-Residence, Adjunct Professor
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Charles Ferguson
President
Federation of American Scientists

Moderated by:

Joan Rohlfing
President and Chief Operating Officer
The Nuclear Threat Initiative. 

The event will take place on Wednesday April 20, 2016 12-2:30 PM.
 
We hope you will join us for this timely discussion. Please RSVP here.
 
Speakers
Joan Rohlfing
Joan Rohlfing

President and Chief Operating Officer, NTI