GTRI announces reactor conversions, fuel removals

Today, NNSA anounced conversion from HEU to LEU fuel of two U.S. research reactors--the University of Wisconsin Research Reactor and the INL's Neutron Radiography Reactor. Thus, the U.S. fulfilled its commitment to convert 6 reactors as part of the the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Moreover, these conversions brought to 17 the total number of U.S. reactors converted since 1984. The two remaining HEU-powered reactors in the U.S. are located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITR) and the University of Missouri (MURR).

In sum, having converted or shut down 67 research reactors out of a total of 129  that are targeted under the program, GTRI is a little over a halfway there.