Plutonium Disposal, the Third Way

If all the “excess” plutonium from dismantled weapons were measured in units of 8 kilograms—the amount the International Atomic Energy Agency considers sufficient to make a Nagasaki-type bomb—then there is enough excess weapons plutonium to build about 9,000 bombs, and enough plutonium separated from spent reactor fuel to build another 25,000.

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine shows, nuclear threats are real, present, and dangerous

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