Extent of Program Since 1995
From 1995 through July 2012, 450 metric tons of highly-enriched uranium from Russian nuclear warheads have been recycled into low-enriched-uranium fuel for U.S. nuclear power plants. This is the equivalent of eliminating 18,000 nuclear warheads. This is the largest and most successful nuclear non proliferation program to date. The first nuclear power plant to receive low enriched fuel containing uranium under this program was the Cooper Nuclear Station in 1998. The Megatons to Megawatts government-to-government program goal of eliminating 500 metric tons of warhead material is scheduled to be completed in 2013. Currently, the electricity for 1 in 10 American homes, businesses, schools and hospitals is generated by Megatons to Megawatts fuel.
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