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Enriched Uranium Sent Back to Secure Facility

IN BRIEF / RUSSIA

December 23, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

About 13 pounds of highly enriched uranium was returned to Russia from a research facility in the Czech Republic, the Energy Department announced. The transfer was part of an international program to better secure material that terrorists could use in a weapon.

The uranium was transported by plane from an airport near Prague, the Czech capital, to a secure facility in Dimitrovgrad, Russia, where it will be blended down so it is no longer suitable for weapons use. Russia provided the uranium for use in a research reactor in Rez, just north of Prague.

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