Moreover, the Plutonium capacity sitting in Japan is always accounted against a probable weapons capacity irrespective of its good nonproliferation record and its strong commitment to the non-proliferation regime wherein it sticks to peaceful and scientific uses of nuclear fissile
material that it imports from other states such US, UK and France.
How ironic that aspersions are cast on Pakistan's command and control system, which enjoys a perfect track record, by a country which has lost fissile
material from "highly safeguarded facilities", has had nuclear power reactor meltdown and lost hydrogen bombs into the Atlantic Ocean from its strategic bombers.
The early summits concentrated on securing the "direct use" fissile
materials, HEU and separated plutonium, which terrorists or rogue states could employ to make nuclear weapons.
As a result, both the British ships that are ferrying Japan's fissile
material to the U.
Depleted bundles contain small amounts of fission products and fissile
plutonium, which are dangerously radioactive.
Unmaking the Bomb is a book by renowned experts that ably summarizes the current situation with respect to fissile
materials and suggests practical steps to "unmaking" the bomb and ensuring that it stays unmade.
There is already a proposed international treaty to prohibit the production of fissile
material for weapons purposes, the Fissile
Material Cut-off Treaty, but it is yet to be negotiated.
Under the accord, Iran suspended enrichment of uranium to 20 percent fissile
concentration - a relatively short technical step away from the level required for nuclear bombs - and is taking action to neutralize its holding of the material.
Monju was designed to generate more fuel than it consumes via nuclear chain reaction, and was intended to be at the core of a programme that would reuse spent fissile
materials in a country that has few natural resources of its own.
This is high enough to analyze fissile
materials, and permits long-term analysis.
The Session will also discuss the failure of establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East, the current tension environment in the Korean peninsula and the commencement of negotiations of a treaty banning the production of fissile
material (FMCT) for use in nuclear weapons devices in the Conference on Disarmament.
6 tons of fissile
plutonium to be extracted by reprocessing spent nuclear fuel in the fiscal year starting from April, sources close to the matter said Thursday.