Global Inventory of Separated Plutonium 2020

(Data: End of 2018)

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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.

 

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Source

International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM),”Fissile Material Stocks”, May 2020, 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). https://unidir.org/publication/watch-them-go-simplifying-elimination-fissile-materials-and-nuclear-weapons

David Von Hippel, “Methods for Refining Estimates of Cumulative DPRK Uranium Production” (PSNA-WP-8), May 27, 2020.
https://www.recna.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/recna/psna2020workingpaper/%e3%80%90may-27- 2019%e3%80%91methods-for-refining-estimates-of-cumulative-drpk-uranium-production-psna-wp-8

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.1-22), 28 August 2019.
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcir549a1-22.pdf

Communication Received from Germany Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.2-22), 12 September 2019.
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a2-22.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.4-23), 1 March 2019.
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a4-23.pdf

Communication Received from France Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.5-23), 28 August 2019.
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a5-23.pdf

Communication Received from France Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.6-22), 28 August 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.8-22), 23 October 2019.
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a8-22.pdf

Communication Received from the Russian Federation Concerning its Policies Regarding the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549/Add.9-21), 5 November 2019. https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1998/infcirc549a9-21.pdf

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