North Korea is believed to have exploded plutonium
devices in its first two nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009.
5 tons of plutonium
in fiscal 2015 or later at 16-18 reactors.
And he further warns that "highly enriched uranium and plutonium
are bombs just about to hatch.
It's quite extraordinary that they can lose this quantity of plutonium
," he said.
carriers may pass around 16 miles off the Cornish coast.
The experts are unanimous in saying that low-level radiation emitted by plutonium
may cause more damage to human cells than previously believed.
The North Koreans expelled the international inspectors, broke the locks on the fuel rods, loaded them onto a truck, and drove them to a nearby reprocessing facility, to be converted into bomb-grade plutonium
Rocky Flats nuclear facility became the Department of Energy's (DOE) golden child in July when the last of the weapons-grade plutonium
stored there was shipped away ahead of schedule.
Livermore, CA -- Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CAREs) announced a significant victory May 17 in its efforts to keep plutonium
in uncertified DT-22 canisters off US highways.
Much of the air, water, and soil around the Mayak complex contains radioactive isotopes from the plutonium
reprocessing that still goes on there.
In an effort to permanently dispose of plutonium
contaminated transuranic waste, the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking effective methods to separate plutonium
oxide from organic and metallic materials.
Horrified residents hit out after discovering that potentially lethal Plutonium
241 is being pumped into the Firth of Clyde.