ENDING HEU USE IN MEDICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION: OPTIONS FOR RUSSIAN-U.S. COOPERATIONMoscow, Russia - The Russian nuclear industry has set for itself an ambitious goal of becoming one of the three top global suppliers of Mo-99, which is used in 80 per cent of the medical procedures involving isotopes. Growing Russian production could help stabilize the global Mo-99 market, which faced severe shortages on several occasions in 2005-2013. It is therefore important to identify mechanisms that could enable Russia to achieve that goal, while at the same time facilitating the Russian industry's transition to new market requirements for producing Mo-99 without HEU. More info
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- The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Current State.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis: First-Hand Accounts.
- The Threshold Nuclear-Weapon States.
- Nuclear Fuel Removal From Georgia.
- North Korea's First Nuclear Test.
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'President Yeltsin Stopped Me From Finishing the Cuban Nuclear Power Plant'
Stuxnet: New Form of Cyber Warfare was Tested on Iranian Nuclear Infrastructure? (In Russian)
In June 2010 thousands of computers in India, Indonesia, Iran, China, Pakistan, USA, Taiwan and Ecuador were attacked by worm ‘Stuxnet', a new form of cyber malware that can damage real objects. The worldwide attention was riveted to this virus after it struck the Iranian nuclear facilities: Bushehr NPP and enrichment plant in Natanz.
Russia, Australia and New Horizons of Nuclear Cooperation
On November 11, 2010 Russia's peaceful nuclear energy cooperation agreement with Australia, which holds about a quarter of the world's known uranium reserves, entered into force. One of the key authors of the agreement looks back at the history of the agreement, details the requirements of Australian law to such international agreements, and highlights the prospects for bilateral nuclear cooperation.