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US demands Japan reduce its plutonium stockpiles

As the US negotiates with North Korea for nuclear disarmament, the US has called on Japan to reduce its plutonium stockpiles. Japan currently has enough plutonium to produce 6,000 nuclear warheads, should they become a nuclear-armed states. “Plutonium production is banned in principle, but energy-poor Japan has been allowed to extract the material from spent nuclear fuel rods under a bilateral pact.”

Source: US demands Japan reduce its plutonium stockpiles – Nikkei Asian Review

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