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  • highly-enriched uranium


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  • Although almost all of the HEU is in some manner guarded, there are many countries where it might nonetheless be acquired, and probably nowhere better than Russia.

    How to Get a Nuclear Bomb

  • Its weapons-usable HEU is kept in Mayak as oxidized powder, flat metal pucks, elongated ingots, and finely machined warhead hemispheres.

    How to Get a Nuclear Bomb

  • As one physicist in Washington suggested to me, in small masses HEU is so benign that you could sleep with it under your pillow.

    How to Get a Nuclear Bomb

  • She once tracked "HEU" - highly enriched uranium - from one rogue nation to the next in her clandestine role.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • At the low end of HEU, which is considered to be 20 percent enrichment, nearly a ton would have to be combined before a stockpile could spontaneously ignite.

    How to Get a Nuclear Bomb

  • A more urgent threat: Terrorists could obtain nuclear bomb making material called HEU, highly enriched uranium.

    CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2004

  • Securing the world's stocks of highly enriched uranium, also known as HEU, and weapons-grade plutonium is the goal of a two-day nuclear summit involving leaders from 46 countries that begins Monday in Washington.

    Planeta Blogs

  • According to the IAEA, there have been 15 reported attempts to smuggle HEU, which is weapons-grade uranium, since 1993, which means that over half of them occurred in Georgia.

    RIA Novosti

  • Over time, the world should phase out the civilian use of HEU, which is still used to fuel more than 100 research reactors around the world, many with minimal security measures in place.

    The Guardian World News

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who in the 1990s devised the so-called HEU, or highly enriched uranium, program to decommission the warheads. -- Top News


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