International Security Strengthens as Caribbean Becomes Free of Highly Enriched Uranium

Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel earlier this month, decreasing proliferation risks while doubling the reactor’s utilization capacity. The removal of the highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to the United States means the Caribbean region is now completely free of HEU.
The conversion of the SLOWPOKE reactor was part of a joint effort between Jamaica and the United States’ Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).….


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