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1968

--The Non Proliferation Treaty was opened for signature, 80 nations

signed it.

--IAEA safeguards system was extended to cover fuel conversion and

fabrication plants.

--The Commission adopted a new policy to deliver enriched uranium

as long as five years in advance of the time of actual need.

--As of mid-1968, the Commission had distributed abroad through sale

and lease, and deferred payment sales, special nuclear and other materials

worth about $313, 3 million.

--The Commission negotiated the sale of 850 tons of heavy water, worth

$42 million for use in Canada, Germany, and Sweden.

--There were 13 shipments of highly enriched research fuel to the

United States for reprocessing.

1969

--Toll enrichment became the preferred method of supplying enriched uranium for reactors abroad.

--Approximately 40 foreign exchange arrangements for information on nuclear science and technology continued.

--A new series of workshops for foreign nationals was held at the Ar

gonne National Laboratory.

--As of mid-1969, the Commission had distributed abroad through sale,

lease and deferred payment sales, special nuclear material and other

materials worth about $360.9 million. The sale of 667 tons of heavy water

valued at $35.4 million was also negotiated.

--12 shipments of spent fuel were received from foreign countries for

reprocessing.

--The United States and the Soviet Union signed their ratified copies of

the NPT. (November 24.)

--The United States and the Soviet Union held meetings to discuss their

respective peaceful nuclear explosion programs.

1970

--The United States and the Soviet Union deposited their instruments of

ratification of the NPT. (March 15.)

--A second set of bilateral meetings was held between representatives

of the United States and the Soviet Union to discuss their peaceful nuclear

nuclear explosions programs.

--Foreign orders were placed with United States suppliers for nine nu

clear powerplants in seven countries.

--By the end of 1970, the Export-Import Bank had authorized 18 pro

jects involving American-supplied materials and equipment in nuclear plants

aborad totaling approximately $600 million.

--Export shipments to cooperating countries totaled approximately

3,521 kilograms of U-235 under toll enrichment agreements, 2,597 of U-235

under sale and lease agreements, and 45 kilograms of Pu.

--As of mid-1970 the Commission had distributed abroad through sale, lease, and deferred payment sales, special muclear material and other materials worth about $437,6 million. The Commission negotiated the sale to Canada of 500 tons of heavy water valued at $29. 4 million.

--Ten shipments of spent fuel were received from Canada and Japan for reprocessing in the United States.

1971

--President Nixon announced in his foreign policy report to Congress on

Feburary 25, 1971, that the Administration had consulted with the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy concerning ways in which the United States might assist its allies to construct multinational uranium enrichment facilities. The Commission informed several nations that it was prepared to undertake exploratory discussions on the possibility of making gaseous diffusion technology available outside the U.S. Preliminary discussions were

held in November.

--Seventeen uranium enrichment contracts were executed under agreements for cooperation.

--Export shipments to agreement nations totaled approximately 19, 707 kilograms of U-235 under toll enrichment agreements and 1,264 kilograms of U-235 under sale and lease agreements.

--As of mid-1971, the Commission had distributed abroad through sale, --The United States participated in the Fourth United Nations Confer

lease, and deferred payment sales, special nuclear material and other ma

terials worth about $572.3 million, resulting in revenues of $491. 9 million.

ence of the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.

1972

--Forty-one facility inspections were carried out by U.S. personnel

in the five countries in which safeguards continue to be applied under agree

ments for cooperation.

--Meetings were held with other nuclear material and equipment sup

plier nations to define the extent of their responsibilities under Article III

of the NPT.

--In the interest of strengthening international safeguards for nuclear

materials, the Commission participated with the IAEA and the U. S. Arms

Control and

Disarmament Agency in testing prototype safeguards instru

mentation,

1973

--The Commission continued to support the objectives of the NPT, including the IAEA's responsibility for administering the treaty's safeguards

provisions.

--Discussions continued on the 1967 offer to permit the IAEA to apply

its safeguards to all United States nuclear activities, excluding those with

direct national security significance.

1974

--The Commission provided technical support to the IAEA for safeguards. --Negotiations, in which the Commission played a major role, Deared corr. pletion on a safeguards agreement with the IAEA under which the IAEA will implement safeguards at selected U.S. maclear facilities.

--The Commiss:00. Degotiated bilateral information exchange agreements with five nations covering systematic reciprocal exchanges of data or operating experience and other technical informatition related to the safety and environmental impact of muclear powerplants.

--In mid-1974, the Commission began a small-scale program of assigning a limited mr.ber of foreign regulatory employees from countries with embryonic nuclear power programs to work for one to two years within the AEC regulatory organization.

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