Germany plutonium and HEU stocks in 2010

Germany submitted to IAEA its annual declaration of holdings of civilian plutonium and highly enriched uranium as of December 31, 2010 - INFCIRC/549/Add.2/14.

The document states that at the end of 2010 Germany had 5.1 tonnes of separated unirradiated plutonium "contained in unirradiated MOX fuel or other fabricated products," down from 5.4 tonnes declared in 2009. In addition, 90.7 tonnes of plutonium is contained in spent fuel stored at reactor sites (this number is up from 86.9 in 2009) and 6.0 tonnes - in irradiated fuel "held elsewhere" (this number is up from 5.9 tonnes in 2009).

Germany declared that it has 0.22 tonnes of HEU in research reactors, 0.93 tonnes of irradiated HEU in storage, and 0.03 tonnes of HEU "held elsewhere." The numbers in 2009 were 0.19, 0.73, and 0.03 tonnes respectively.