It was signed back in the nineties, but in fact it hasn’t been in effect for many years.
Russia withdraws from the agreement of the Russian-American HEU-LEU project on the disposal of weapons-grade uranium, which regulated the supply of uranium hexafluoride from the United States. Such an order of the Government of the Russian Federation is published on the official portal of legal information.
Rosatom, together with the Russian Foreign Ministry, was instructed to notify US colleagues of the decision.
The 1999 agreement regulated the supply of uranium hexafluoride from the United States, this substance is necessary for the production of fuel for nuclear power plants.
Recall that in 1993, a HEU-LEU agreement was signed between Moscow and Washington, according to which the Russian Federation processed highly enriched weapons-grade uranium into low-enriched uranium, which is suitable for nuclear power plants, and sent it to the States. In total, it was planned to process 500 tons of weapons-grade uranium. The HEU-LEU Agreement has not been in effect since 2013.
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