The radial blanket of the BN-600 reactor will be completely removed before disposition of conversion product begins in it, and the BN-800 will be operated with a breeding ratio of less than one for the entire term of this Agreement.
U.S.-Russian Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement
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The U.S. Department of Energy announced its intent to modify some components of its plutonium disposition program. A formal notice in the Federal Register outlines the proposed changes. The goal of the U.S. Surplus Plutonium Disposition program is to d... Read More
The United States and Russia submitted a jointly signed letter to the IAEA Director General, in which they requested the IAEA to engage in effort to establish verification measures with respect to their weapon-grade plutonium disposition programs. The ... Read More
The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration released an update of the status of the U.S. plutonium disposition program. The program supports the U.S.-Russian Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement (PMDA), under which the two countries ple... Read More
In a paper "Disposition of excess weapon grade plutonium: New developments" published by the Moscow Center for Arms Control Studies, Anatoli Diakov and Vladimir Rybachenkov analyze the future of the U.S. and Russian weapon plutonium disposition program... Read More