A major source of concern in this regard is the growing number of fissile
material stockpiles in various countries that could be used for making more nuclear weapons.
The site plans to raise the average shipping rate of low-level waste containers from one to up to eight containers after DOE approved use of the 50,000-pound casks for transporting fissile
and cobalt-60 waste to an offsite disposal site.
For its part, any treaty that failed to improve security for all States was a non-starter, as evidenced by the failure of the fissile
material cut-off treaty negotiations to begin.
Similarly, a treaty that only resulted in a cut-off in the future production of fissile
material would jeopardize Pakistan's security and bring no added value to the cause of disarmament.
The substantive work on a Fissile
Material Cut-off Treat must be undertaken in the CD on the basis of a universally accepted mandate that explicitly addresses the asymmetries in existing fissile
material stocks, he said, noting Pakistan's detailed proposal in this regard remains on the table.
In spite of these efforts several kilograms of fissile
material Uranium 233, enough to build three nuclear war heads, was stolen from the Los Alamos facilities of the United States and was never traced.
As PAEC had over twenty laboratories and projects under nuclear engineer Munir Ahmad Khan, it was falling behind schedule due to considerable difficulty producing fissile
All "special fissile
material"--forms of uranium and plutonium used in nuclear fuels and some of the resulting waste--within the EU are technically owned by Euratom, the pan-European regulator of civilian nuclear activity.
Separating plutonium is one of two avenues North Korea has to produce fissile
material for bombs.
The nuclear security summits raised awareness and improved security, but threat of terrorists seizing fissile
material is high
The plutonium - a tiny portion of nearly 50 tonnes of fissile
material that the country owns - was originally supplied by the U.
By reprocessing the fuel into mixed-oxide fuel, it can be reused at fast-breeder reactors like Monju's, which are capable of generating more fissile
material than they consume.