Of the 53 countries engaged in this initiative, many have already completed repatriation activities. In all cases activities have been carried out safely. The repatriation of these HEU-bearing materials to the U.S. allows Canada to both contribute to global nuclear security and to provide for a timely and permanent disposition of these materials for future generations of Canadians. The U.S. has the technology in place to receive these materials and to achieve their permanent disposition.
It is also our technical opinion that repatriation provides the safest, most secure, and fastest solution for the permanent disposition of these materials, thereby eliminating a liability for future generations of Canadians.
CNL, which will be responsible for repatriating HEU materials, is committed to ensuring that concerns about safety and security of this project are heard, and that timely information will be shared as the project progresses.
Countries that have safely and securely transported all HEU material back to country of origin (USA or Russia)