March 15th, 2011 – Shipments of nuclear material to Japan may be disrupted for a variety of reasons

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From: Weber, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:30 PM
To: Haney, Catherine
Cc: LIA05 Hoc
Subject: RESPONSE – Shipments

Thanks

Liaison Team – notethat shipments of nuclear material may be disrupted on their way to Japan for a variety of reasons.


From: Horn, Brian-
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:52 AM
To: Habighorst, Peter
Subject: FW: Shipments
Peter:

FYI.

Here is some information concerning a previously scheduled shipments of natural uranium to Japan.

Brian


From: Owens, Janice
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:48 AM
To: Collins, Chiquita
Cc: Shepherd, Jill; Mayros, Lauren; Horn, Brian; AdvanceNotifications Resource; Foreign Obligations
Subject: Shipments

Lori Southern, Cameco called and said they were cancelling the transshipment from Canada through the US to Japan and will be notifying you. (I received her email.)

Dan Noss, AREVA expects to be able to provide us with more information today on the shipment scheduled to arrive in Tokyo. He is also waiting for more information on the operational status of the Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd. (NFI) fuel fabrication facilities.

His understanding is that NFI Kumatori is or will be operational soon and that NFI Tokai was shut down and possibly damaged, but he did not know to what extent OIP is drafting a short email message to licensees with active and/or pending licenses to export low enriched uranium to Japan to advise them that they may need to delay shipments to certain Japanese fuel fabrication facilities and/or reactors pending receipt of additional information on their operating status.

Thank you for contacting OIP regarding the advance notifications you received. We will keep each other posted as this unfolds.

Janice

Janice E. Owens
Branch Chief, Export Controls and International Organizations
Office of International Programs
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
301-415-3684
301-415-2395 (fax)


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