United States continues export of highly enriched uranium to Canada and Europe

U.S. Department of Energy submitted a request for an export license XSNM3752 to supply 7 kg of U-235 (in 7.5 kg of HEU enriched to maximum 93.35%) to the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). The final use of the material is listed as "To fabricate targets at the National Research Universal reactor in Canada for ultimate use in production of medical isotopes." The time frame of the shipment is August 2014-April 2015. The material will be shipped from the Y-12 National Security Complex.

Previous license, XSNM3745 was approved by NRC in August 2013. Since the NRU reactor is scheduled to be shut down in 2016, the 2013 license was expected to be the last one. However, the export apparently continues.

Also, on June 10, 2014, NRC approved a license XSNM3753 to export 0.2999 kg of U-235 in 0.3 kg of HEU metal to the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in Geel, Belgium for "nuclear safeguards measurements."

UPDATE: The license XSNM3752 was issued on August 18, 2014.