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"Disposition of Excess Plutonium"

A weapons-grade ring of electrorefined plutonium

"Disposition of Excess Plutonium"

Book Chapter, Global Fissile Materials Report 2007, pages 33-42

October 2007

Authors: Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Anatoli Diakov

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security; Managing the Atom; Science, Technology, and Public Policy


This chapter describes disposition options and assesses the Russian and U.S. programs. The discussion is also relevant to the problem of disposing of the world's growing stocks of separated civil plutonium — especially in the United Kingdom, which currently has no disposition plan.

Other Chapters in Global Fissile Materials Report 2007:


For more information about this publication please contact the MTA Program Assistant at 617-495-4219.

For Academic Citation:

Bunn, Matthew and Anatoli Diakov. "Disposition of Excess Plutonium." Chap. 3 in Global Fissile Materials Report 2007. Princeton, NJ: International Panel on Fissile Materials, October 2007.

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