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All HEU removed from Austria

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U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration successfully returned 1.2 kg of HEU from Austria to the United States. The U.S.-origin material was used in fuel of the TRIGA reactor at the Vienna University of Technology, that has been converted to LEU fuel as part of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative. After the removal of this fuel, no HEU remains in Austria.

According to NNSA, this shipment also "marks the removal of all TRIGA HEU fuel from international civilian commerce."

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