The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) applied for a license (XSNM03404) to export a total of 85.5 kg of HEU (79.814 kg of U- 235) to Belgium for use as fuel at the BR2 reactor. It is estimated that this quantity of material will sustain BR2 operation from about 2007 through 2010, at which time the Belgian Nuclear Research Center expects to convert the reactor to high density low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel that has been qualified for that facility.
United States to send HEU to France for Belgian BR2 reactor
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Idaho National laboratory will supply SCK-CEN, the operator of the BR2 research reactor, with low enriched uranium. According to the NRC license (XSNM3714, issued on 24 April 2012), INL will ship 4.40 kg of U-235, "contained in 22.0 kilograms uranium,... Read More
The Y-12 National Security Complex of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) filed a request with NRC for an amendment of a license XSNM3622, issued in 2010, to export HEU to Europe. The new request, XSNM3622/01, was submitted on... Read More