The 1993 US-Russia Highly Enriched Uranium HEU Purchase Agreement

Seminar with Greg Dwyer

Greg Dwyer of the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), Director of NNSA’s US-Russia HEU Transparency Program and a graduate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, will give a briefing on the 1993 HEU Agreement and share his views on future nuclear transparency and verification activities with Russia, within the P5, and beyond.

The 1993 US-Russia Highly Enriched Uranium HEU Purchase Agreement
The Most Successful Nuclear Nonproliferation Program Ever

The 1993 United States-Russian Federation Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Purchase Agreement has been noted by many observers to be the most successful US-Russia nonproliferation program ever undertaken. The Agreement’s major goals of downblending 500 metric tons (MT) of Russian weapons-origin HEU, enough material for 20,000 nuclear warheads, to low enriched uranium (LEU) and delivering the LEU to the United States were achieved in late 2013. Over the last fifteen years, this LEU has been responsible for producing 10% of the United States annual electricity output. At its core, the 1993 Agreement was precedent setting in its requirements for both countries to undertake on-site and technical transparency measures to ensure the provisions of the Agreement were being verifiably fulfilled and in the unique Government-Industry cooperation that was critical to the Agreement’s commercial and nonproliferation success.

Friday, April 18, 2014
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

CNS Building (Videoconference Room)
499 Van Buren St.
Monterey (831) 647-4154

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