HEU and plutonium removed from Belgium

At the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit the United States and Belgium announced the successful removal of "all excess fresh HEU and plutonium" from Belgium. The project was a cooperation between the U.S. GTRI program and the Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie - Centre d'Étude de l'énergie Nucléaire (SCK-CEN). The amount of material was not disclosed. However, the NNSA press release noted that it was the third shipment of materials under the program. NNSA also stated that the removed material was located at two sites - the SCK-CEN facilities in Mol and the European Joint Research Center Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in Geel.

According to the information obtained by Friends of the Earth, the shipment from Belgium was delivered by the Pacific Egret nuclear transport ship arriving in Charleston, South Carolina on February 6, 2014.

The United States continues to supply HEU to Belgium and other European countries.