GTRI to bring gap material from Canada, South Africa

According to a January 23, 2009, Federal Register notice, the Global Threat Reduction Initiative will soon be transporting additional "gap" material for storage at the Savannah River Site in Georgia. An article in the February 2, 2009, Nuclear Weapons and Materials Monitor says that the bulk of the material will come from South Africa and Canada. To date, GTRI has removed over 145 kg of U.S.-origin "gap" material from Canada, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.