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Cablegate: Brazil: Diplomatic Note On Proposed Import of Low Level

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RR RUEHRG
DE RUEHBR #1292 2741453
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 301453Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2533
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC
INFO RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 6662
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 2812
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 8501

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001292

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG KNNP TRGY BR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL: DIPLOMATIC NOTE ON PROPOSED IMPORT OF LOW LEVEL
RADIOACTIVE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR DECONTAMINATION AND DISPOSAL

REF: STATE 97571

Per REFTEL, on September 26, 2008, Post delivered diplomatic note
number 456 (dated September 25, 2008) to the Brazilian Ministry of
External Relations' (MRE) Division of Disarmament and Sensitive
Technologies (DDS) with respect to the proposed import into the
United States from Brazil of low level radioactive protective
clothing from the Angra 1 nuclear power plant for decontamination
and disposal. The note requested the MRE to confirm that the
proposed transfer arrangements are satisfactory, and solicited any
comments the MRE might have regarding this proposed transfer in the
context of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel
Management and on Radioactive Waste Management. Post will advise
Washington on the response from the MRE.

KUBISKE

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