05BUCHAREST228 / 2005-01-25 14:54:00
Embassy Bucharest
                UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000228 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WSILKWORTH/TERATH 
DEPT FOR NP/NE - RDELABARRE 
DEPT PASS DOE 
 
DOE FOR SOLICH/KOHEN/RIVERS 
UNVIE FOR IAEA - L.HILLIARD 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ENRG, KNNP, TRGY, KSCA, RO, nuclear 
SUBJECT: EURATOM TO ROMANIA TRANSFER OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL 
CONFIRMED 
 
REF: STATE 011536 
 
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED.  PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY. 
 
1.  EconOff transmitted the Department's inquiry regarding 
EURATOM's shipment to Romania of nuclear material to Dr. 
Lucian Biro, President of the National Commission for 
Nuclear Activity Control (CNCAN) and Dr. Serban Valeca, 
President of Romanian Nuclear Agency. 
 
2. On January 24, Dr. Biro sent a letter informing the 
Embassy that the Nuclear Research Institute in Pitesti, 
Romania received the nuclear material imported from France, 
with specifications as cited in Reftel.  Dr. Biro confirmed 
that the nuclear material transferred was made subject to 
the terms and conditions of the bilateral U.S.-Romanian 
Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation. 
 
Crouch 

            
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