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Appendix 7A. Global stocks and production of fissile materials, 2010

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Appendix 7A gives details of global stocks of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium and major production facilities.

Summary

As of 2010, global stocks of highly enriched uranium (HEU) totalled approximately 1270 tonnes (not including 208 tonnes to be blended down). Global military stocks of separated plutonium totalled approximately 237 tonnes and civilian stocks totalled 248 tonnes.

China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA have produced both HEU and plutonium. India, Israel and North Korea have produced mainly plutonium, and Pakistan mainly HEU for weapons. All states with a civilian nuclear industry have some capability to produce fissile materials.

 

 

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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