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Accession Number DE13-1105097
Title Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) PNNL GTRI Convert Program, Program Management Plan.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 88p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) strategic mission1 includes efforts to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological material at civilian sites around the world. Converting research reactors from using highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) was originally started in 1978 as the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors Program under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. In 2004, the NNSA established the GTRI by combining five existing programs, including the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors Program, under one combined threat reduction initiative to focus on one common mission. Within this strategic mission, the GTRI has three goals that provide a comprehensive approach to achieving this mission: (1) convert research reactors from using HEU to LEU, (2) remove or dispose of excess nuclear and radiological materials, and (3) protect nuclear and radiological material from theft and sabotage. The GTRI Convert mission seeks to minimize and, to the extent possible, eliminate HEU in civilian applications throughout the world through the conversion of research reactors. Once that need is eliminated, remaining HEU fresh and spent fuel can be removed or disposed of by GTRIs Remove activities. Attainment of the Convert objectives will permanently reduce the availability and affiliated transactions of HEU materials, thus eliminating a substantial threat to proliferation. GTRI's Convert mission is comprised of two sub-programs: the GTRI Reactor Conversion Program and the Mo-99 Capability Development Project.
Keywords Enriched uranium
Global aspects
Hazardous materials
Highly enriched uranium(HEU)
Low enriched uranium(LEU)
National security
Nuclear materials management
Pacific Northwest National Laborato
Project management
Research and test reactors
Threat evaluation
Waste disposal

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 92E - International Relations
77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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