Appendix C

Statement of Task

The U.S. National Academies and Russian Academy of Sciences will organize a joint symposium to discuss progress, challenges, and opportunities for conversion of research reactors from highly enriched uranium to low enriched uranium fuel. The symposium will address the following topics:

•  Recent progress on conversion of research reactors, with a focus on U.S.- and Russian-origin reactors.

•  Lessons learned for overcoming conversion challenges, increasing the effectiveness of research reactor use, and enabling new reactor missions.

•  Future research reactor conversion plans, challenges, and opportunities.

•  Actions that could be taken by U.S. and Russian organizations to promote conversion.



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Appendix C Statement of Task T he U.S. National Academies and Russian Academy of Sciences will organize a joint symposium to discuss progress, challenges, and op- portunities for conversion of research reactors from highly enriched uranium to low enriched uranium fuel. The symposium will address the following topics: • Recent progress on conversion of research reactors, with a focus on U.S.- and Russian-origin reactors. • Lessons learned for overcoming conversion challenges, increasing the effectiveness of research reactor use, and enabling new reactor missions. • Future research reactor conversion plans, challenges, and opportunities. • Actions that could be taken by U.S. and Russian organizations to promote conversion. 115

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