Archive: Fissile material cutoff and elimination

  1. US begins shipping excess plutonium to WIPP for disposition
  2. No clear path forward for Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
  3. US debates its future needs for enriched uranium for military and other purposes
  4. Russia uses civilian reactor-grade plutonium to produce MOX fuel for BN-800
  5. Conference on Disarmament fails to re-establish subsidiary bodies
  6. NRC terminates construction authorization for the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility
  7. New IPFM report on remote detection of undeclared reprocessing
  8. UN high-level fissile material cut-off treaty expert preparatory group report: little prospect for progress
  9. Subsidiary Body of the Conference on Disarmament discusses Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty
  10. U.S. Department of Energy takes steps to halt construction of partially finished MOX plant at Savannah River Site
  11. WIPP facility receives first shipment since reopening
  12. United States to ship neptunium to Canada as part of Pu-238 production
  13. High Level FMCT Expert Preparatory Group begins its work
  14. United States asks IAEA to monitor dilute and dispose steps for 6 tons of plutonium
  15. U.S. Congress sustains MOX facility construction
  16. Russia suspends implementation of plutonium disposition agreement
  17. Disposition of plutonium in Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
  18. Proliferation assessment of third generation laser uranium enrichment technology
  19. Dealing with Russia's concerns about the isotopics of disposed plutonium
  20. Russia raises concerns about changes in U.S. plutonium disposition plan
  21. United States releases an update of its HEU inventory
  22. Plutonium from Japan is shipped to the United States
  23. United States attempts to unblock fissile material treaty negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament
  24. Experts write to U.S. Secretary of Energy Moniz to support termination of the MOX project
  25. United States brings plutonium from Germany, Switzerland, and Japan
  26. United States to discontinue construction of MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility
  27. Could the U.S. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant go critical if more plutonium were disposed in it?
  28. United States to dispose of 6 MT of weapon-grade plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
  29. Chinese scholars express concern about Japan's fissile materials
  30. Contractor's attempt to justify high cost of U.S. MOX program falls short
  31. GAO report evaluates U.S. efforts to secure vulnerable nuclear materials
  32. "Red Team" report confirms high cost of MOX option for disposal of U.S. excess plutonium
  33. Independent review on escalating MOX plant costs and DOE reversal of MOX option for surplus plutonium
  34. IPFM presents Global Fissile Material Report 2015 at the NPT Review Conference
  35. United States has no preferred alternative for disposition of surplus plutonium
  36. U.S. MOX report reveals major cost estimate increases
  37. Russia removed weapon-grade plutonium from Seversk
  38. Alternatives to MOX: a new report by the International Panel on Fissile Materials
  39. France submitted draft fissile material cutoff treaty to the Conference on Disarmament
  40. Savannah River MOX Plant secures 2015 funding but future of program remains in doubt
  41. U.S. MOX plant construction license extended
  42. Unmaking the Bomb: IPFM presentation at the UN First Committee
  43. No changes in U.S. civilian plutonium stock in 2013
  44. Pakistan outlines scope for FM(C)T intended to establish parity with India
  45. Damning U.S. Department of Energy audit on cost and schedule overruns at the MOX Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site
  46. IPFM Presentation at 2014 NPT Prepcom: "Next Steps in Increasing Transparency of Nuclear Warhead and Fissile Material Stocks for Nuclear Disarmament"
  47. United States and Japan to remove plutonium and HEU from Fast Critical Assembly
  48. United States puts MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility on cold standby
  49. Further increase in the cost of U.S. plutonium disposition program
  50. Possible changes in U.S. and Russian excess plutonium disposition programs
  51. Japan to return plutonium used in critical assembly to the United States
  52. Last HEU-LEU program shipment to leave Russia
  53. FOIA document indicates cost of disposal of U.S. plutonium as waste cheaper than MOX
  54. Transfer of Georgian HEU spent fuel from Dounreay to Savannah River Site
  55. States' views on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons
  56. United States to look for more efficient plutonium disposition options
  57. IPFM releases report on transparency in nuclear disarmament
  58. The cost of the U.S. MOX plant is estimated to be $7.7 billion
  59. The cost of U.S. MOX plant reached $6.8 billion
  60. United States begins shipments of plutonium from Savannah River to WIPP