National Nuclear Security Administration

Preventing nuclear terrorism through global nuclear material removals

April 20, 2017

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Global Material Removals

NNSA’s efforts to prevent, counter, and respond to the threats of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism make a vital contribution to U.S. national security. NNSA helps make the world a safer place by removing or confirming the disposition of weapons-usable nuclear material from civilian sites across the globe, ensuring that these materials will never be used by terrorists to make a nuclear weapon.

Learn more about NNSA’s role in removals of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium around the world.