US Policy Directions in Limiting Enrichment and Reprocessing
Assistant Secretary of State
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS
The United States has promoted nuclear energy for decades while also seeking to mitigate its inherent risks. In addition to cost, safety, waste and security issues are concerns that the spread of dual-use technologies like uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing pose risks of nuclear weapons proliferation.