On Wednesday Cynthia Boggs of Argonne National Laboratory will speak about the successful Highly Enriched Uranium Transparency Program under the National Nuclear Security Administration. Boggs managed Argonne’s support of this program for its duration, from 1996-2013.
Her talk, part of the Fermilab Colloquium series, takes place at 4 p.m. in One West.
Under the program, the United States purchased highly enriched uranium from Russian nuclear weapon components that was blended down to low enriched uranium for use in U.S. commercial reactors. In December 2013 the final shipment of low enriched uranium arrived in the United States, closing one of the world’s most successful nonproliferation programs.
Boggs has more than 40 years of experience in health physics and waste management issues across the Department of Energy.