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Appendix 8A. Global stocks of fissile materials, 2009

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Appendix 8A gives details of global stocks of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium.

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As of 2009, global stocks of highly enriched uranium totalled approximately 1370 tonnes (not including 227 tonnes to be blended down). Global military stocks of separated plutonium totalled approximately 255 tonnes and civilian stocks totalled 248 tonnes.

 

 

Dr Alexander Glaser (Germany) is Assistant Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.

Zia Mian (Pakistan/United Kingdom) is a physicist with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, where he directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia.

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