"Megatons To Megawatts — Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants"

"Here's a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads."

"It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrives at a U.S. facility.

The origins of the plan lie in the early 1990s. At the time, was working for the U.S. Department of Energy. The Soviet Union had just disintegrated, and Sewell's job was to find ways to collaborate with the former adversaries."

Geoff Brumfiel reports for NPR's Morning Edition December 11, 2013.


"U.S.-Russia Uranium Deal Sends Its Last Shipment" (Washington Post)

"Final Uranium Fuel From Russia Arrives In US" (AP)

Source: NPR, 12/11/2013