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Drivers for DU Use R&D

  • Compliance agreement with Ohio EPA
    • Still in force; requires R&D effort and annual report
  • Legislation: Public Law 105-204 calling for a plan
  • DOE’s final plan for DUF6 conversion
    • Plan explicitly includes pursuing reuse
  • PEIS Record of Decision
    • DU will be used as much as possible
  • Cost avoidance
    • $170M - $1560M depending on disposal technology
    • SRS DUO3 contract with Envirocare equivalent to $200M
  • Support Russian collaboration
    • Top-level commitment, need corresponding US program