White House lauds Canada's decision to return spent uranium to U.S.

09:02, April 13, 2010      

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White House on Monday lauded Canada's decision to return spent highly enriched uranium to U.S. amid fears that it might fall into the hands of terrorists.

"We welcome this important announcement from Prime Minister Harper, which demonstrates Canada's strong leadership on nuclear security, and its close partnership with the United States on key global issues," the White House said in a statement.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Monday at the margin of the ongoing nuclear summit that his country intends to send hundreds of kilograms of spent highly enriched uranium back to the U.S. Canada has imported weapons-grade uranium from the U.S. to make medical isotopes.

Source:Xinhua

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