Before you take off to enjoy the long weekend, here is a shameless plug for the NTI/CNS “Civilian HEU Reduction & Elimination”:http://www.nti.org/db/heu/index.html pages, which we just updated to reflect the great progress made by the “Global Threat Reduction Initiative”:http://nnsa.energy.gov/nuclear_nonproliferation/1550.htm, most notably, the completion of Soviet-origin HEU fuel “removal from Latvia”:http://nnsa.energy.gov/2006.htm, announced last week. *The Latvia removal brought the total up to about “603.7 kg”:http://www.nti.org/db/heu/pastpresent.html#sovfuel of both spent and fresh HEU fuel* (yes, you can check my math).
My favorite page is the “Civil HEU Stock Map”:http://www.nti.org/db/heu/map.html, which we also just updated (I made a “handy factsheet [PDF]”:http://www.nti.org/db/heu/HEU_Who_Has_What.pdf too). The “IPFM”:http://www.fissilematerials.org also has a cool-looking “HEU Inventory”:http://www.fissilematerials.org/ipfm/pages_us_en/visual/visual/visual.php, but I tend to think that our map is a little more user-friendly. Of course, the “GTRI Map [PDF]”:http://nnsa.energy.gov/nuclear_nonproliferation/documents/GTRI_map3.pdf is also quite nice.
And, to conclude, here a neat picture of casks that were used during last year’s HEU removal from the “Czech Republic”:http://www.iaea.or.at/NewsCenter/News/2007/prague.html. You should also make sure to watch this “cool IAEA video”:http://www.iaea.or.at/NewsCenter/Multimedia/Videos/CNNUnifeed/Rez/index.html that documents the Czech removal.