Information on advance notifications of withdrawals of nuclear material from safeguards made in 2014 is shown in the table below. Data are shown in the same format as provided previously. The withdrawals involved material used as radiological shielding or small quantities of material for use in instrument calibration or radiation detectors, or as analytical tracers or for research and development.
|Number of withdrawal notifications (by type of nuclear material involved)1||Reason for withdrawal|
|Four notifications involving plutonium (Pu), µg quantities||Four notifications, which also involved mg quantities of natural uranium, for use in analysis (e.g. as samples, standards/tracers and/or in instrument calibration) from organisations that provides standards/tracers and/or nuclear material for instrument calibration2|
|Three notifications involving high enriched uranium (HEU), total ~ 1g||Three notifications for material contained in radiation detectors2 (from a company that manufactures radiation detectors)|
|Eleven notifications involving depleted uranium (DU), total ~ 375 kg||Eleven notifications for depleted uranium as shielding containers3|