This is in addition to the weapon-grade plutonium
India continues to produce.
According to Russian sources and American nuclear experts, the downblending option does not render the plutonium
unusable for future military purposes--a concern that drove the Russians to suspend the agreement.
This additional 5 to 12 tons stock of reactor-grade plutonium
is potentially weapon usable and, if not used in Fast Breeder Reactors, could support an additional arsenal of 833 to 3000 reactor grade plutonium
based nuclear weapons besides those based on weapons grade plutonium
The US administration wants to cancel the Savannah River Site's Mox project and use an alternative method for disposing of excess plutonium
htm) Department of State , the PMDA was renewed and updated on April 13, 2010, under which "Russia reaffirmed its commitment to dispose of its surplus weapon-grade plutonium
and presented a technically and financially credible approach for disposition.
Mark Elborne, chief executive of GE UK and Ireland, said: "The UK has the largest storage of civil plutonium
The United States used uranium in the bomb dropped on Hiroshima and plutonium
in the one dropped on Nagasaki in 1945.
The country's Japan Atomic Energy Commission has called on utilities to announce plans for the use of extracted plutonium
every fiscal year to ensure transparency.
Iran denies any interest in atomic arms, and says neither the uranium enrichment nor the plutonium
reactor contravenes the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
A soil contamination map released Friday by the science ministry shows that plutonium
spread as far as 45 kilometers northwest from the crippled plant to the village of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture.
Experts believe some of the plutonium
may have come from spent fuel rods at Fukushima or damage to reactor No.
THE radioactive substances found were plutonium
, radium and strontium.