Expanding the Threat of Russian Weapons-Grade Plutonium – “The Western Option”

Publication - 11 October, 2002
The NDF, working with nuclear industry advisors from Germany, Russia, the United States, Sweden, and Switzerland, have compiled a detailed, though flawed analysis of what it calls the “Western Option.” The proposal presents the option of manufacturing in Russia plutonium fuel made from surplus military plutonium, with shipment of the fuel to western Europe for irradiation and return of the irradiated fuel to Russia for dumping. The program would be dependent on funds from the United States and the G-8 countries, initially to pay for the construction of a costly fuel fabrication infrastructure in Russia

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