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Key limits on Iran's stockpiling of uranium and production of plutonium, both representing potential paths to a nuclear bomb, expire after 10 and 15 years.
The Savannah River Site covers 310 square miles and was built in the early 1950s to produce plutonium and tritium for nuclear weapons.
The North Koreans offered to abandon both their plutonium and uranium programs in return for a final deal that provided diplomatic relations and an end to sanctions.
North Korea was preparing to reprocess fuel rods into weapons-grade plutonium.
Iran’s supply of heavy water, used in reactors that can produce plutonium, another nuclear-weapons fuel, also was within the limits, the report stated.
In October 2016, Iran slightly surpassed a limit on its stockpiles of heavy water, which is used in medical imaging and can also fuel reactors that produce plutonium, a weapons material.
Scattered throughout the 39-square-mile campus are high explosives and plutonium, global security operations with nonproliferation and counter-proliferation divisions and science, technology and engineering research.
The plutonium on board will be the last thing to go.
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