Global Inventory of Separated Plutonium 2021

(Data: End of 2019)

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*Balance in INFCIRC/549. Thought to be owned by the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.

 

Military: Plutonium used in nuclear warheads or stored for use in weapons; plutonium that is reserved for possible military uses in the future.

Non-military: Plutonium separate-ed from spent nuclear fuel from a nuclear reactor for non-military purposes; plutonium declared as surplus for nuclear weapons.

The stockpile of fissile materials includes estimated ones with large uncertainties and thus total quantities are expressed in rounded numbers.

Source: International Panel on Fissile Materials (2021), Podvig and Snyder (2019),  IAEA INFCIRC/549 (2021)

©: RECNA Fissile Material Data Monitoring Team

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Source

International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), “Fissile Material Stocks”, April 2021, http://fissilematerials.org/

Pavel Podvig and Ryan Snyder, “Watch Them Go: Simplifying the Elimination of Fissile Materials and Nuclear Weapons”, August 15, 2019. United Nations

Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
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Hui Zhang, “China’s Fissile Material Production and Stockpile”, International Panel on Fissile Materials, 2017, http://fissilematerials.org/library/rr17.pdf

Hui Zhang, “China starts construction of a second 200 MT/year reprocessing plant”, March 21, 2021, IPFM Blog http://fissilematerials.org/blog/2021/03/china_starts_construction.htm

Jungmin Kang and Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin, “Verification of Pu and HEU in North Korea”, “Global Fissile Materials Report”, (to be published), International Panel on Fissile Materials, May 2021.

Harold A. Feiveson, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, & Frank von Hippel: “Unmaking the Bomb,” MIT Press, 2014.

Communication Received from Japan Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.1-23), 4 September 2020. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a1-23.pdf

Communication Received from Germany Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.2-23), 28 August 2020. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a2-23.pdf

Communication Received from Belgium Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.3-19), 18 May 2020. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a3-19.pdf

Communication Received from Switzerland Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.4-24), 20 August 2020, https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a4-24.pdf

Communication Received from France Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.5-24), 28 August 2020. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a5-24.pdf

Communication Received from the United States of America Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.6-22), 11 October 2019. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a6-22.pdf

Communication Received from China Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.7-16). 18 October 2017. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a7-16.pdf

Communication Received from the United Kingdom Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.8-23), 11 January 2021. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a8-23.pdf

Communication Received from the Russian Federation Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.9-22), 8 January 2021. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a9-22.pd

Website “Kakujoho”(Nuclear Information), “Federation of Electric Power Companies rationalizes reprocessing policy by explaining the ‘dream’ of plutonium utilization”, (in Japanese), April 6, 2021. http://kakujoho.net/npp/pu_fepc.html#r1

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