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Japan has failed to include 640 kilograms of unused plutonium in its annual report to the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2012 and 2013 in what experts say is an inappropriate omission.

The plutonium concerned is part of the plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel placed at the time in an offline reactor and is considered as being used and hence exempt from reporting to the IAEA.

But experts warn that Japan’s reporting does not reflect the actual state of unused plutonium that could be diverted for nuclear weapons. The unreported amount is enough to make about 80 nuclear bombs.
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Japan failed to report 640 kg of nuclear fuel to IAEA (Japan Times)

Japan fails to include 640kg of unused plutonium in report to IAEA (Mainichi Newspaper)

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