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His deepest worry is about Britain’s Sellafield plant, home to a massive stockpile of plutonium.
Gallucci was the former chief U.S. negotiator in a 1994 agreement in which North Korea committed to freeze its plutonium weapons program in return for two light-water nuclear reactors and economic benefits promised by the United States.
One of their jobs was to set up an electrical generator powered by plutonium, but the radioactive material was stuck inside its shielded container.
Just four stolen fuel rods would provide enough plutonium to build a primitive nuclear weapon, Los Alamos physicist Christopher Morris told the conference.
The plan maintains Japan’s fuel reprocessing ambitions despite international concerns about the stockpile of plutonium produced by the process.
In its place, China is helping Iran build a new core that would produce negligible amounts of plutonium.
The most enduring effort negotiated by the Bill Clinton administration in 1994 halted the North’s production of plutonium for nearly a decade.
Mixed Oxide fuels of plutonium and uranium have been used commercially in Europe and Japan.
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