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US-Russian Nuclear Conversion Program Ends

Uranium converted from Russian nuclear warheads has provided an estimated 10 percent of U.S. electric power in recent years. The 20-year "Megatons to Megawatts" program has come to an end. Americans once lived in fear of the Soviet nuclear missiles that were aimed at them. For the past two decades, however, almost 20,000 of those Russian warheads have provided highly enriched uranium. It was converted to low-enriched uranium that America's nuclear power plants have used...

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